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The Weeping Stag & As You Like It

As pointed out by the scholars who have examined the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth the weeping stag scene appears in the second act of As You Like It. The play in which Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester shadows both Duke Senior and Sir Rowland de Boys, where Queen Elizabeth is transmuted into the figure of Rosalind and the Earl of Essex is alluded to repeatedly, against a background of Elizabethan iconography and emblems, which in some ways feels like an expansive canvas of the pregnancy portrait, where these figures, emblems and iconography are condensed into a smaller compass.

The play was entered in the Stationers’ Register on 4 August 1600 and is generally believed to have been written and completed c.1600-1, the date according to Sir Roy Strong, Gheeraert painted the portrait depicting weeping stag here referred to in As You Like It:

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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The First Quarto of Hamlet

The first quarto of Hamlet was entered in the Stationers’ Register on 26 July 1602 and appeared in a quarto edition in 1603, the year Queen Elizabeth died on 24 March. This first quarto contains only 2,200 lines with the following passage that also alludes to the weeping stag as depicted in the Pregnancy Portrait:

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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Hamlet and the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth

With Queen Elizabeth now safely dead a much revised and enlarged second quarto of Hamlet appeared in 1604 with around 3,800 lines to which Bacon added a few more lines to the above passage which unmistakably and directly alludes to the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth. In addition to the obvious allusion to the weeping stag it also pointedly alludes to the Persian/Turkish headdress (i.e., the ‘forest of feathers’ as pointed out in the Arden edition of Hamlet as ‘extravagantly plumed hats’) worn by Elizabeth and also her remarkable shoes with their rare jewels set in gold appearing in the shape of razed roses:

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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The Shoes

It has been often said that the robe in the portrait of what Sir Roy Strong titles ‘The Persian Lady’ appears more Turkish than Persian (modern day Turkey was one time part of the Persian Empire) and this is how David Shakespeare who overlooks the passage in Hamlet describes the strikingly fabulous shoes in the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth:  

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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Narcissus, Bacon's Mask & Twelfth Night

In the Shakespeare plays Bacon fused Ovidian myths in theme and characterisation which brilliantly drove the narrative and dialogue to great dramatic effect a case in point being Twelfth Night a play about secrecy, the deciphering and decoding of texts and the self-delusion of narcissism. The play is dominated by Malvolio who is based upon Bacon’s cousin Sir Thomas Posthumously Hoby, son of his aunt Lady Elizabeth Cooke Hoby, younger sister of his mother Lady Bacon, and it will be recalled one of its characters is named Antonio, the Christian name of his brother, Anthony Bacon.

Malvolio is initially identified with Narcissus when Olivia describes him as being ‘sick of self-love’ (1:4:86), a description sometimes hurled at the Earl of Essex, and reminiscent of the title of the device Of Love and Self-Love written by Bacon for Essex presented before Elizabeth on 17 November 1595. The opening narcissistic speech by Orsino (1:1:1-15) which sets the tone and theme of the play is immediately followed by Orsino’s ‘Actaeon sequence’ or the allusion to the Actaeon myth.

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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1 hour ago, A Phoenix said:

The Shoes

It has been often said that the robe in the portrait of what Sir Roy Strong titles ‘The Persian Lady’ appears more Turkish than Persian (modern day Turkey was one time part of the Persian Empire) and this is how David Shakespeare who overlooks the passage in Hamlet describes the strikingly fabulous shoes in the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth:  

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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redundant question.

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Narcissism & The Actaeon Myth

This fused theme of Narcissism and the Actaeon myth observes Professor Loraque ‘repeats the motif of Actaeon’s metamorphosis in a burlesque mode with the trapping and baiting of Malvolio’ who ‘in his lust dwells on the prospect of Olivia naked in his day-bed-and she has been associated with Diana when first referred to in the play: Malvolio is [here] being metamorphosed into an Actaeon by his very dress.’ Deluded and mocked he ‘clearly becomes a preposterous Actaeon who is being watched and preyed upon by the comic group that has persistently and viciously kept dogging him’.           

            [Francois Laroque, ‘Ovidian V(o)ices in Marlowe and Shakespeare: the Actaeon

             variations’ in Shakespeares Ovid The Metamorphoses in the Plays and Poems,

                 ed., A. B. Taylor (Cambridge University Press, 2000), p p. 174.]

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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This fusion of themes and imagery (narcissism and the Actaeon myth) is not just confined to the character of Malvolio but is also present in the dual character traits of Orsino:

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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The complexity of these themes is impressively unravelled by Professor Bate:

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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The Actaeon Myth Absorbed into the Shakespeare Plays

In his Shakespeare and Ovid Professor Bate emphasized ‘Shakespeare’s particular interest in the Actaeon story’, and similarly Professor Laroque states ‘Shakespeare was much taken by it’, adding, ‘it is indeed intriguing’ that for Shakespeare ‘Actaeon represents a mysterious crux which needs to be decoded’. The Ovidian Actaeon myth absorbed into the fabric of Titus Andronicus, A Midsummer Nights Dream, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night and Hamlet is interpreted by Bacon in his fable Actaeon and Pentheus; or Curiosity in The Wisdom of the Ancients which is about ‘the discovery of secrets’, that is, the secrets concealed by kings and queens, such as the great secrets concealed in the Pregnancy Portrait:

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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Actaeon in Bacon's Wisdom of the Ancients

This interpretation of the myth of Actaeon with its central theme of secrecy represents a textual commentary on the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth and the life of the hidden individual who commissioned the painting wherein he is transmuted into the form of a stag, who lived much of his life in fear as the concealed bastard child of its royal sitter, a marked man hunted like Actaeon by those who knew of his royal status. 

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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4 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

Actaeon in Bacon's Wisdom of the Ancients

This interpretation of the myth of Actaeon with its central theme of secrecy represents a textual commentary on the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth and the life of the hidden individual who commissioned the painting wherein he is transmuted into the form of a stag, who lived much of his life in fear as the concealed bastard child of its royal sitter, a marked man hunted like Actaeon by those who knew of his royal status. 

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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Good afternoon A Phoenix,

One more time, thank you so much ! 🙏❤️❤️❤️

Thanks to your enlightening work, I have just realized that few days ago I missed an important part of the puzzle when I talked to you about the similiarities between the painting of Lucas Cranach and the Pregnancy Portrait and their link with "Recueil d'Emblèmes divers" by Jean Baudoin.

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Indeed, if the Emblem II is a reference to "Cupid complaining to Venus" by Cranach ...

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Emblem XXXI is the one corresponding to Acteon, with one more time, a similarity with the Pregnancy Portrait ... 

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And II(2) + XXXI(31) = 33 = BACON (Simple cipher) 😊

THE SECRET OF THE PRINCE (TUDOR).

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EMBLEM XXXIII (33) The Flight of Icarus, also Scylla and Charybdis, or the Middle Way.

(A reference to Francis Bacon's motto , Mediocria firma, the Middle Way is safe)

https://www.bartleby.com/82/27.html

By the way, Jean Baudoin is the one behind "La Sagesse Mystérieuse des Anciens" the French translation of Francis Bacon's Book " The Wisdom of the Ancients".

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Interestingly, in this first Edition published in 1619 ...

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... the chapter dedicated to the Middle Way (la voye du milieu) begins on page 157 !

And the birth of Pallas Athena (The Spear Shaker) is mentionned on page 177 (Metis, ou le conseil). 

Pallas Athena , Francis Bacon's Muse, appears in the frontispiece of the 1641 edition of this Book.

177 is the simple cipher of  ... WILLIAM SHAKE-SPEARE.

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Notice twice 53 🙂 ! The Chapter about "la Renommée" (FAMA) begins in fact on page 56.

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9 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

Good Afternoon High Wizard of B'Hive,

Hi Yann, brilliant stuff. In my article 'Did FB Die In 1626', pp. 50-52 there is some information on Baudoin, Bacon and Shakespeare, which perfectly compliments your groundbreaking discoveries above.

 

Thank you A Phoenix. I remembered that you talked about Baudoin (and the frontispiece of the 1641 Edition) in one of your articles, but I did not remembered in which one.😅. So, thank you for this great reminder ! 🙏😊

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Francis Bacon & The Pregnancy Portrait

This interpretation of the myth of Actaeon with its central theme of secrecy represents a textual commentary on the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth and the life of the hidden individual who commissioned the painting wherein he is transmuted into the form of a stag, who lived much of his life in fear as the concealed bastard child of its royal sitter, a marked man hunted like Actaeon by those who knew of his royal status. 

Let us then return to the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth in which it appears that the stag is being crowned with pansies (her favourite flower) by her royal hand. Who does the figure of the stag represent? Who is this invisible person transmuted into the figure of a weeping stag? It is Francis Tudor Bacon the concealed son and heir of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and his wife Queen Elizabeth, the heir to the royal crown whose birth was kept secret by the so-called Virgin Queen.

For private and political reasons throughout her reign she never officially or publicly recognised him and thereby denied Francis Tudor his rightful succession. This is why he Francis Tudor is transmuted into the weeping stag in the pregnancy portrait because in truth and reality he was never as he should have been actually recognized and crowned Francis I King of England.

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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The Cartouche Containing a Bacon-Shakespeare Sonnet

In the bottom right hand corner of the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth is a cartouche which houses a Baconian-Shakespeare sonnet-a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter set out in three stanzas of four lines followed by a rhyming couplet. The sonnet expresses the melancholy and regret of its concealed author and child in the belly of the pregnant Queen Elizabeth.

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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The Disguised Meaning of the Verse

In Christian symbolism the swallow represents the dual resurrection and incarnation of Christ and is a symbol of fertility and maternal instincts associated with the images of the child votive. In folklore the swallow was used for fertility rituals based on its association with early marriage in life. It also symbolises leaving the past behind to release yourself from the pain you have suffered which still torments his restless mind in still reviving and renewing wrongs of the past-his concealed birth and denial of his birthright, as son and heir to the royal throne of England. The melancholy tears of the weeping stag represent his own silent tears and unknown anguish over the loss of his royal inheritance. All his hope rested in this goodly tree, the Persian tree, underneath which stands the Persian lady his mother Queen Elizabeth whom he took pains to love and care for. But he now knows that it was all in vain. For now too late he realises he will forever flounder on the shales or cruel rock of fate where the kernels (the central most important thing) his status as her son and heir to the royal crown of England and his rightful posterity will be inherited by others. He has every right to complain as he remains unacknowledged and disinherited, and fears this will be all the fruit this royal tree, his royal mother Queen Elizabeth, bears and bequeaths him.

#ElizabethI #VirginQueen #RobertDudley #FrancisBacon #RobertDevereux #PregnancyPortrait #HamptonCourt #RoyStrong #FrancisCarr 

Paper https://www.academia.edu/45006558/The_Pregnancy_Portrait_of_Queen_Elizabeth_I_and_The_Secret_Royal_Birth_of_Francis_Bacon_Concealed_Author_of_the_Shakespeare_Works

Part 1 https://youtu.be/AFSxRYGxgjk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/HWpuy13KHiA

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13 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

The Cartouche Containing a Bacon-Shakespeare Sonnet

In the bottom right hand corner of the Pregnancy Portrait of Queen Elizabeth is a cartouche which houses a Baconian-Shakespeare sonnet-a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter set out in three stanzas of four lines followed by a rhyming couplet. The sonnet expresses the melancholy and regret of its concealed author and child in the belly of the pregnant Queen Elizabeth.

Is there a good high resolution image of this anywhere? My Google skills seem to be lacking tonight, nothing comes up.

 

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21 hours ago, Light-of-Truth said:

Is there a good high resolution image of this anywhere? My Google skills seem to be lacking tonight, nothing comes up.

 

 

The Royal Collection Trust (Windsor Castle) has the best resolution I could find:

https://www.rct.uk/collection/406024/portrait-of-an-unknown-woman

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