Few are aware that the true identity of William Shakespeare represents Western Civilization's greatest mystery. Even fewer realize that the commonly accepted authorship by the illiterate William Shaksper of Stratford is a complete hoax manufactured by England's most powerful politicians. This deception survived largely unscathed until 1920 when J. Thomas Looney's brilliant book, ""Shakespeare" Identified," plucked Edward de Vere out of historical obscurity and introduced him to the world as the real Shakespeare.
Compiled of authoritative essays and compelling book excerpts, the third volume in this groundbreaking series, "Shine Forth" salvages fascinating, neglected authorship material which repeatedly and convincingly shows that Edward de Vere was the uniquely creative genius who wrote under the coerced pen name of William Shakespeare. Combating the astonishing power of conventional wisdom, de Vereans have steadily built their case through solid research published in journals and books which have been subject to disappearance by the vicissitudes of time-until now.
With an impressive bibliography, well-documented sources, and an unshakeable desire to unearth the truth, this volume represents an historic achievement in the scholarship of Shakespearean studies, and reopens the dialogue on this controversial subject.