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Francis Bacon, Ben Jonson, the Jaggards & the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio


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Following the publication of the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio and the supposed death of Lord Bacon in 1626 his private secretary and first English editor Dr William Rawley published the Memoriae containing 32 verses conveying that FB wrote comedies and tragedies under the pseudonym Shakespeare, most tellingly, in the verse by the poet and dramatist Thomas Randolph, one of the 'sons' of Ben Jonson:  

 

 

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