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  1. Might be worth having a root around here using various search terms i.e., Bacon, John Dee etc https://digital.sciencehistory.org/
  2. I like this that Christie wrote: “Arguably, if you only look where the light is shining, you won’t see what is hidden in the dark. Bacon was not just any nobleman penning poetry and plays. If the reason for the secrecy is because it was Bacon and we don’t look into the matter deeply enough, we will never solve the mystery. I am not saying Bacon was the only writer, but it is illogical to assume this stellar writer, a major literary figure in his time, did not play a role.” I have to confess to not having read Elizabeth Winkler’s book but I read the comment by AP above. There was a reason I didn’t feel drawn to read it though. My experience was that before Elizabeth’s book was even published, when she had little engagement, she started promoting it on Twitter. I was delighted that someone new (I’d never heard of her before) was going to be writing about the SAQ. So, I immediately followed her and began RT’g almost everything she posted, so that it’d help people become aware of her book and the SAQ. I even commented on a couple of her posts. I felt a ‘sisterhood’. However, she clearly doesn’t practice reciprocity. I was never followed back. Comments weren’t ‘liked’ and I noticed she was selective in who she replied to. Slowly she began gaining followers and then when the book was published it became an instant success. Good on her. She’s clearly very articulate and intelligent, but by then I’d no desire to read it as I felt she couldn’t have failed to see my efforts to help her spread awareness (as Tom Keenan was very active at that time and he was often retweeting my RTs - and she’d followed him). I did wonder if it was because I was a Baconian but thought, no it can’t be. Fast forward to now and I’m left wondering again. Assumptions are dangerous things though and it’s never nice to be ‘judgey’ about someone when you don’t know what their side may be. It could be that she had an assistant handling her socials and would be mortified - but that doesn’t explain APs experience. The moral of the story that I take from all this though, is that one should always be on top of things like this. I’m banging on about it because I’ve noticed these common courtesies are falling by the wayside in many areas. I recently wrote a post about how few successful/famous people (and I’m not talking about Elizabeth here, I mean mega famous people) don’t even acknowledge contact from people who contact them. Here it is: This was posted way before Xmas and so obviously before any awareness of the comments of APs experience above, so the post had nothing whatsoever to do with this conversation, or Elizabeth who was the last thing on my mind when I wrote it.
  3. Not a podcast but have you seen this? If I have one observation, not a criticism just an obs, it is a very 1980’s presentation, which in an age replete with easy, free access to modern imagery is a little baffling, but she (Ros) makes some excellent and valid points. I know that when it comes to her questions about how open we all are to being wrong, I can hand-on-heart say, “very”. Balanced assessments are critical. On that note, I like this for the very balanced POVs - and it’s not about Marlowe, so thought I’d share. It’s an interesting watch.
  4. Hi I posted the Winkler interview yesterday (above). Next up in 2024 I think will be Barry’s podcast. I’m going to change the title from Podcast Requests to Podcasts as here’s another one. It was sent to me yesterday, but is from Sep 2023 and is from Robert Edward Grant with Alan Green and Richard Rudd. I’ll post without comment. However, Rob, there is some mention of a Sonnets Pyramid in here (twice). I am not sure if this is the same as yours? The first mention I think is around 45mins in. The second nearer the end. Anyway the whole thing is about Bacon, Shakespeare etc. I’m also going to post a 7-min podcast from “Freemasonry in 7 minutes or less” which is about my book, The Secret Work of an Age, but it has a brief exchange about Bacon at the end. https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/earnshaw-christopher/episodes/The-Secret-Work-of-an-Age-e2dfd2d Interest in the SAQ is certainly continuing to gather pace.
  5. If anyone is on Linked In I see Keith Browning is on there listed as a freelance writer in Chichester, UK. If you have a Linked In account it may show a contact email to invite him or at least ensure he knows about B’Hive. As I said, I think his blog, Shakespeare Re-Invented, on Wordpress is one of the most comprehensive looks at the SAQ, I’ve seen outside of APs. Speaking of the Authorship Question (AQ) I just posted the link to the Elizabeth Winkler episode of “Much Ado about the AQ” in the Podcast thread in Announcements.
  6. The Elizabeth Winkler podcast episode: https://youtu.be/33dhWGkXdv8?si=M9-lFpusOE8E0j0p
  7. We need Rob to work on it. You can see there are words that only come to light when you use certain exposures. I’ve underlined one in red it’s small writing behind the ‘scroll’ - but really I’m no further forward. Sorry.
  8. Okay, this is a huge leap and long shot but, looking at that book I just posted, I noticed there was some writing underneath 1614 and what looked like an Fr so I played around with the exposure Not convinced it is the same but I tried it with a slide from your video AP, and used Bacon’s other signature. Do you have a higher resolution copy as it looks like there may be some words above the headpiece - I’ve pointed to them. The stroke of Bacon’s signature ‘flourish’ is down, curve to left, then straight across to complete the F. In the marks on the Holinshed that stroke is there on one of the left ones, but they go the opposite way on the one to the right (1587 Skipworth image). Still it’s a distinctive stroke and he (Bacon, if it was him) wasn’t signing it, just drawing. It’s intriguing to change the exposure. On ‘The History of the World’ the name Rebecca shows up as do the initials f. c (or e) b in a row on the left hand page, plus lots of lines - but of course these could have been added at any point over 400+ years. PS it’s interesting that Bacon constructs his B as a 13!
  9. Thanks Eric, very kind! Thought I’d just add that I noticed the same Baconian header (as highlighted in The Phoenixes new video) on a book in the Wordpress blog. The book is ‘The History of the World’. Here’s a screenshot. By the way, the author of this blog is Keith Browning if anyone knows who he is? It was written in 2012 and last updated in 2016. He’d be a valuable member here - seems he is for a posse of writers though, as opposed to just Bacon. I’m very impressed by his attention to detail.
  10. Okay so I just looked and there are 14 references to Holinshed in the aforementioned wordpress blog! I have a suspicion that it is no coincidence that Rob happened across this blog at the same time as the Phoenixes were - presumably unknown to Rob at that time - compiling their latest paper. if we look at APs work and these 14 references the jigsaw may be complete? I also searched - use ctrl F - other names mentioned in the Phoenixes video. https://shakespearereinvented.wordpress.com/
  11. By some coincidence the blog I’ve been reading https://shakespearereinvented.wordpress.com/ goes into the most detailed look at the Jaggard lineage that I’ve ever read - even by AP. Worth a look?
  12. Shouldn’t it be dedicated to both of them! 🧐 Congratulations AP and Sally on yet another remarkable paper and video. The hours and hours of work you must put into these and the proof-reading and all the fine detail with citations and finding the images is truly, truly astounding. 👏
  13. I thought I’d take a look and got absolutely hooked. He goes into great detail and there are links to Bacon I had never come across before plus, he has a whole section on where I was christened (The Templar Church at Temple Balsall). He goes into far more detail about the place than I’d ever read, I attach just one page of it here - this I knew about - but he also shows a picture of my old primary school. You can’t see the school building itself as it’s behind the Church but this Church is where we had assembly most days as it was a CofE school. My pre school was off to the right of the picture. Memory lane! I haven’t finished it yet, it’s very long but thanks for sharing.
  14. Saw an old tweet on the Gray’s Inn site PDF of collection https://www.graysinn.org.uk/app/uploads/drupal-media/documents/library/Francis Bacon Collection - complete list of catalogued titles_0.pdf Apols if this is a duplicated post. Oh wow! Look at this picture of a book they have 😍 Hope they won’t mind me posting it. Amazing!!
  15. Latest news is, the guys have initiated a YouTube channel, hence the delay in the Elizabeth Winkler and Ros Barber podcasts (recorded before this but will follow). I suspect this channel will do rather well because there is no other niche of this type that I know of - i.e. people who are knowledgeable about the works of Shakespeare, but are still learning about all the different candidates and trying to assess the evidence and merits of each. It's fun and natural. Yes, they are going to make mistakes and yes, they will be led up this path and that, but hopefully eventually they will see that the evidence is stacked in favour of Bacon (or Bacon aided and assisted by his good pens, depending on your view). You can write to them to correct any errors you may hear or that you'd like them to know and I'm sure they'd be interested if anyone else wishes to be a guest after Barry in 2024. They mention the gmail address in the video.
  16. Hi Heather, A very warm welcome to B'hive! Kate
  17. Thanks Eric! I did another one called Decoding Michelangelo:The Sistine Secret which is up on YouTube shorts and my Pinterest page. I store things on Pinterest but don't use it as a social platform. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/thesecretwork/_saved/ Here's the link to the AI site as invdeo.ai takes you to a dud site. It is https://ai.invideo.io/login You can only export four videos for free before you have to join.. I'll use my other two credits later down the line. I did redo my original video from 2021 so I'll post that here. With this one it is also free but you can't get rid of the final 'credits' slide which is annoying. Thanks again. The Secret Work Of An Age (5).MP4 👆Ensure sound is on and click the arrow.
  18. invideo-ai-1080 Shakespeare's Secret_ The Bacon Connecti 2023-12-08.mp4 I've been playing around with an astonishing new AI application. This is the free version so it still has watermarks and my name on it. I had to swap a few pictures but the entire script is autogenerated from one short prompt. Amazing. It's called invideoai I can see this has uploaded to look massive. Not sure how to resize it (Rob?) I chose it for instagram reel size. I hope nothing is cut off, if it is I'll try again.
  19. I believe you’ve been in touch with them Barry. That’s great. Be good to have a Baconian on. There’s more time than thought so if anyone else wants to follow Barry in the New Year, do shout out. As I said they are not dyed in the wool Oxfordians. K
  20. *Blushing* Why thank you, Eric. That's a lovely comment to receive. 🙏
  21. Hi all, There are a couple of guys on X who I became friendly with earlier this year over our shared love of the authorship question. Early on, one of them kindly asked me to go on their new podcast. It is really not my thing unfortunately. I'm fine with scripted videos, but interviews or off the cuff chat brings me out in a cold sweat, and instant memory loss! Anyway they are now on Episode 6. The podcast is 30 mins (or 33!) and is called Much Ado about the AQ . Episode 7 will have Elizabeth Winkler and Episode 8, Ros Barber. I have already asked Peter Dawkins if he might like to be a guest, but he's currently unavailable/swamped so suggested I ask around. These guys are very open to both sides but currently favouring De Vere. Their reach is not great at this time, but these things stay on the Internet forever and I have no doubt they will pick up listeners with the upcoming guests. It's important for listeners to hear both sides as many get confused/bamboozled by competing narratives and some are easily swayed by the 'authority' of authors with big publishing houses or videos that are big budget with super slick graphics! It's not a competition but it is important that interested listeners hear both sides. These two guys are great like that. Thoroughly nice guys. Let me know if you'd like to do it or please pass this message on to someone who may. Latest Podcast: Episode 5 - Earl of Oxford Part 2 | Much Ado About the AQ
  22. I've been on this forum for so long now that I really can't recall what I wrote a couple of years ago. Also views shift and change over the years. However, I'm posting this now just so forum readers can play around with it. Personally, I no longer think there is sacred geometry in the dedication to the Sonnets. If there is anything I think it's some form of cipher and I explored the Biliteral cipher in a past video which did yield a strong Baconian/Brotherhood result. I say both because 33 could be Bacon or the entire Brotherhood/Invisible College. I just did a post on X about the dedication as it somewhat irks me to still see so many Oxfordians falling for this 624 nonsense about the shape of the dedication. They think that means it says in code: Edward (6) de (2) Vere (4). As I've shown before with lined paper though, if it is divided into three, it is definitely not to 624 (the spacing is all wrong) but it can be divided to 534... These are the numbers associated with the pentagon, triangle and square and add to 12 which reduces again to 3, but they are also the numbers in the 345 triangle which forms the basis of the all-important 47th Proposition. In my book I explain why this has such mystical importance. Infact it is possibly next to the basic shapes of circle, triangle, square etc, and the Triple Tau, THE most important symbol. John Dee wrote the preface to the first ever translation from Latin to English of Euclid's Elements where the 47th is. If you take this shape and lose the background, (just upload it to paint and press remove background,) you can line it up and see if there is any code that jumps out when it is placed over the front page of the Sonnets or the Dedication or anywhere else. I tried very briefly but found nothing. This may be one for Yann. As I say I am sceptical about this but not about number and letter codes, and 345 is hugely important. I need to check if 534 has any importance as a whole number or using different Gematria systems. If anyone knows so please chip in.
  23. HI Perhaps you can move this post Rob as not sure where to put it. I just came across a couple of things in the Calendar of Patent Rolls. These are great records on Archive.org to skim through to get a feel for who was in her Court at that time and what was going on. One observation is that Gorhambury was also known by several other names that perhaps we should be on the lookout for. These are Goram, Gorham, Gorhams. The other is this entry. This backs up what we know that QE1 had particular interest in FB. I was looking to see what entries there were for around Jan 1561 but thinking about it maybe I should be looking at 1560? What dating system were they using in these records?
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