The Oxfraudian “Prima Facie Case for Shakespeare”–“Hoist with its Own Petard?”

Christina G. Waldman


The “Oxfraudians” at Oxfraud.com claim to have stated a “prima facie case” establishing the authorship of William Shaxpere of Stratford to the plays and poems of “William Shakespeare,” the name appearing on the title page of the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays in 1623. The Oxfraud.com page, “The Prima Facie Case for Shakespeare,” claims, “The prima facie case does not offer absolute, 100% certainty—it does establish a presumption in support of the conclusion. This conclusion admits only one hypothesis. Shakespeare of Stratford is the author. It may be overcome, but only if there is contrary factual evidence that serves to rebut the conclusion. Supposition, speculation and guesswork are not acceptable. Claiming the evidence has been suppressed or destroyed by a conspiracy is not acceptable.”

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GIFT OF GOD – An Extraordinary Tale – by Allisnum2er

by Allisnum2er


In honor of SirBacon.org’s 25th Anniversary I wish to acknowledge Thomas Bockenham for his Work and especially for his discovery, thanks to a 13 by 13 square , of the true identity of the Bard concealed on Shakespeare Monument.

https://sirbacon.org/archives/Poets Corner Statue.mp4

Related documents:

https://sirbacon.org/links/bio__on_bokie.htm

https://sirbacon.org/gallery/west.htm

And here are my presents for this special occasion.image.png.85f14b6c7128d1fabcd33d7f306f903e.png

Interestingly, the nef, that is the french word for “nave”, was “a 16th century clock in the form of a ship having mechanical devices to illustrate astronomical movements.” (Merriam-Webster)

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1866-1030-1

With the name FRANCIS BACON forming the two Pillars of Hercules, I think that it is a direct reference to the frontispiece of Francis Bacon’s Book Instauratio Magna .

https://archive.org/details/nby_231406

In regard of the Letter H, I already mentionned on the B’Hive Community that in my opinion, the secret of this letter was given by Ben Jonson in his English Grammar, published posthumesly in 1640 :

 “And though I dare not say she is (as I have heard one call her) the Queen -mother of consonants ; yet she is the life and quickening of c, g, p, s, t, w .”

Talking about the Letter H and the Queen mother, I made a discovery few days ago, as I was looking for the best gift to offer on the 25th anniversary of SirBacon.org.

This discovery gave birth to the following video that I am very happy to share with you .

ELIZABETHAN ERA WRITING COMPARISON FOR IDENTIFICATION OF “COMMON AUTHORSHIP”

by SirBacon.org

WM SHAKESPEARE PROVEN TO BE SIR FRANCIS BACON

In honor of SirBacon.org’s 25th Anniversary we wish to acknowledge Maureen Ward-Gandy, and her work as England’s leading Graphologist until her passing in 2019.

Maureen Ward-Gandy B Ed CDE BCFE Professional Consultant in Forensic Documents and Handwriting Specialist (registered with the British Law Society)

Related Documents: In Christina Waldman’s book, “Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, A Study of Law, Rhetoric and Authorship,” the full Maureen Gandy Handwriting report can be found.

What’s New is What’s Old

by SirBacon.org


Today, October 10, 2022, 25 years after SirBacon.org was launched, we thought we’d share some of our oldest work. The What’s New Page has been a key part of SirBacon.org and is still today. When we rebuilt the website we included What’s New content from 2016 forward, but today we are offering a glimpse of the past with the What’s New on SirBacon.org Archives containing everything from 1998 through 2015. (Keep in mind websites, links, and email addresses are not permanent. We’ll aim to clean up outdated links in time.)

What's New on SirBacon.org Archives

Enjoy!

Seeking Contributions for the 25th Anniversary of SirBacon.org

Celebrate SirBacon.org turning 25 with us in October 2022


Deadline: Midnight September 30, 2022.

Purpose: To collect memories, antidotes, or other thoughts from Baconians on how Sir Francis Bacon or SirBacon.org has impacted or influenced you. Your thoughts may be personal, professional, spiritual, none of the above or all of the above. Graphics can be included.

If you are a Baconian, as I am, and Sir Francis Bacon and SirBacon.org has meaning or is important for you, please contribute a sentence or two, an essay, or more if you wish. Graphics and artwork will be accepted as well. We’ll try to put something nice together for us all to enjoy.

Send contributions to 25years@SirBacon.org

For ideas you can view submissions and read the full essays from 2004:

A Selection of Contributors answer the Question: “What does Francis Bacon Mean To You?”

Please pass on this information to Baconians and fans of SirBacon.org.

Thank you!

CRYPTOGRAPHY: The Biliteral Cipher Reveals the True Author of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Video By Kate Cassidy


If you are interested in codes and cipher, this video is for you. Sometimes a message has been staring us in the face. We just need the key. This is a further video following on from:

Part 1 https://youtu.be/nrsacG8L90w
Part 2 https://youtu.be/xa5VrlxbLMc
Part 3
https://youtu.be/WXdRXUTQFLQ

All the videos discuss the true authorship of the works of Shakespeare, as we approach the 400th anniversary of the First Folio in 1623. This video looks at the Sonnets printed separately in 1609.

 

These are the links to which I refer in the video:

William C Marshall YouTube Video https://youtu.be/4C9phKLx2vU

How to Make Anything Signify Anything https://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issue…

The new paper on the cryptanalysts: The Friedmans and Cipher in the Shakespeare Works https://aphoenix1.academia.edu/research.

Cryptomenytices et cryptographiae https://archive.org/details/gustavise…

and https://sirbacon.org/

For a PDF on Baconian Ciphers in Shakespeare, see https://www.fbrt.org.uk/wp-content/up…

The Holy Grail of the Shakespeare World

by A. Phoenix


This is the Holy Grail of the Shakespeare World: an original manuscript of a Shakespeare play corrected in the hand of its secret concealed author Francis Bacon

126 page Academic Paper  https://aphoenix1.academia.edu/research 
 
SYNOPSIS

It is little known to virtually all Shakespeare scholars, the ordinary schoolmen, and the rest of the world that there exists an early manuscript version of the play Henry IV. This manuscript is the earliest extant manuscript of a Shakespeare play ever discovered, an historical landmark of the utmost importance, that one might be forgiven for thinking that it would not only be well-known and minutely scrutinised by Shakespeare scholars around the globe, as well as known to all and sundry with only the remotest interest in Shakespeare, but celebrated for what it is: a unique artefact of world-wide significance.

The reason this is not the case is because the manuscript itself conceals an explosive secret which it would be difficult to overestimate of the most far-reaching consequences which completely collapses the fiction and illusion William Shakspere of Stratford wrote the Shakespeare works and at the same time confirms the truth that Francis Bacon is our supreme poet and dramatist Shakespeare.

This manuscript was discovered in 1844 preserved in the collection of the eighth Baronet Sir Edward Dering (1807-96) at Surrenden Hall near Pluckley in Kent. It had previously formed part of the library of the first Sir Edward Dering (1598-1644), an antiquarian with an interest in literature and drama, named after his uncle the Puritan preacher Edward Dering patronised by the Cooke sisters Lady Anne Cooke Bacon, Lady Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell, Lady Mildred Cooke Cecil and Lady Cooke Killigrew. The relatively obscure Sir Edward Dering (1598-1644) about whose early life very little is known was-here revealed for the first time-a close friend and relative (twice over) of the author of Henry IV Francis Bacon.

To the present day the so-called Dering manuscript is presented to the world as a handwritten version of an abridgement of I and 2 Henry IV mainly written by a scribe, with revisions in the hand of Sir Edward Dering, possibly for a court performance at the court of James I or a private performance at his house in Kent c.1623. It is said that the manuscript is or is apparently based on the 1613 quarto edition of I Henry IV and 1600 quarto edition of 2 Henry IV meaning the manuscript dates from no earlier than 1613 and as Dering’s revisions appear to incorporate some emendations in the First Folio, the MS or parts of the MS, may be dated sometime between 1622 to 1624.

One hundred and twenty years after the so-called Dering MS was first discovered which was afterwards purchased in  great secrecy by Henry Folger, who secreted it away in the Folger Shakespeare Library, a Secret Baconian-Rosicrucian-Freemasonic Institution, a facsimile edition of it was published in 1974.

The edition entitled The History of King Henry The Fourth as revised by Sir Edward Dering published by the Folger Shakespeare, edited by George Walton Williams and Gwynne Blakemore Evans, is not generally well known and remains unfamiliar to the ordinary schoolmen and casual student, and is not quite what it appears to the uninstructed eye.

Its joint editor G. Blakemore Evans worked for US Intelligence serving in the Army Signal Corps alongside William Friedman at Bletchley run by British Intelligence, the centre of allied cipher and code-breaking during the Second World War. In their book The Shakespearean Ciphers Examined the Fraudulent Friedmans falsely maintained that there were no Baconian ciphers used in the Shakespeare works, in perpetrating one of the greatest academic and literary frauds of all time.

However as the present writer demonstrated in The Fraudulent Friedmans: The Bacon Ciphers in the Shakespeare Works their fraudulent book The Shakespearean Ciphers Examined is itself an elaborate cryptogram containing hidden Baconian ciphers conveying the concealed cryptographic message that Francis Bacon, Brother of the Rosy Cross, is Shakespeare. The Friedmans knew there were Baconian ciphers present in the Shakespeare works, a secret cryptically incorporated throughout their work aided by the Folger Shakespeare Library, revealing and confirming Bacon is Shakespeare.

Similarly, while in the open plain text of The History of King Henry The Fourth as revised by Sir Edward Dering its editors George Walton Williams and Gwynne Blakemore Evans himself an expert in cryptography, maintained the fiction of the so-called Dering manuscript, its title page incorporated a number of hidden Baconian ciphers, revealing and confirming that the manuscript of Henry IV was of Baconian origin and likewise that Bacon is Shakespeare.  

In contrast to Williams and Evans and several other Shakespeare scholars who have maintained and repeated the fiction of the so-called Dering manuscript, the orthodox scholar Professor Hardin Craig observed that the MS contains a number of differences and peculiarities which remain unchanged by any contact with the fifth 1613 quarto of I Henry IV. He further observes that it was written in a normal Elizabethan hand with no discernible Jacobean intermixtures, and most importantly, concludes it may be older than the earliest 1598 quarto edition of I Henry IV, and that it is a manuscript of Shakespeare’s play when it was originally one and not two plays.

This whole illusory house of cards rests entirely on the presence of Dering’s hand in the manuscript. If his hand is not present, Dering self-evidently had nothing whatsoever to do with its composition, or its revision, cuts, its division into acts and scenes, its numerous additions of fifty lines and half lines, the introduction of original material in prose and verse, or its wholesale and extensive corrections. All from a person who never wrote a single drama in his entire life or is known to have heavily revised and amended any other play, never mind a Shakespeare play, in the same fashion or manner. The very premise on which this theory rests is self-evidently absurd and more importantly demonstrably false.

The large formatted edition of The History of King Henry The Fourth as revised by Sir Edward Dering totals two hundred and thirty-eight pages, comprising an introduction, a Note on the Transcription and Textual Notes, The Names of All the Characters, a facsimile and transcription with textual notes of the manuscript itself, and a Descriptive and Historical Collation. There is however one absolutely critical piece of evidence missing, namely a facsimile of Dering’s handwriting.

There is no reasonable and rational explanation whatsoever why Evans and Williams did not reproduce what constitutes the most important evidence in their whole Dering theory. By now the intelligent and alert reader will probably strongly suspect or more likely readily realise there is something wrong, something very wrong when the modern authorities on the Dering manuscript have unmistakably and very deliberately not reproduced facsimiles of Dering’s handwriting in this standard edition of the so-called Dering manuscript.

What was it then they wanted to conceal from other ordinary scholars and the rest of the Shakespearean world? Simple, the hand of Dering is nowhere present in the so-called Dering manuscript, a very simple fact which at a stroke completely and incontrovertibly exposes and collapses this whole charade and irrefutably demolishes a fraud or illusion (secretly known to some for more than a century) once and for all.    

The known and undoubted examples of Dering’s hand bears no resemblance whatsoever to the handwriting (including its corrections) to any of the handwriting in the so-called Dering manuscript, or the handwriting in the obverse and reverse of the scrap of paper. It fact not only is it manifestly plain that Dering’s known hand and the hands in the so-called Dering MS do not even remotely resemble each other, it is difficult to conceive of any other specimens of handwritings, being more different.

What then is the reason for the fraud and the false insistence on Dering’s handwriting being present in the so-called Dering MS? The reason is because it masks and conceals its true status, provenance and date. In other words it misdirects the eye away from a great historical secret, one known to some since it was first discovered, and others who were made privy to the secret afterwards.

The so-called Dering manuscript is a single-five act Shakespeare play of Henry IV and is earlier than the first printed quarto of The Historie of Henrie the fourth issued in 1598 and the quarto edition of The Second part of Henrie the fourth printed in 1600. The MS represents the play as Bacon originally composed it when it was one play and not two before developing his original version into two separate parts. Furthermore, we can be reasonably precise regarding the date of the manuscript. It is widely agreed Henry IV followed closely upon Richard II as not only is Henry IV next chronologically its predecessor Richard II clearly points to a sequel. The earlier Richard II is believed to date to around late 1595 or early 1596, and Henry IV was probably composed shortly after, sometime in 1596.

There appears to be three hands in the so-called Dering MS two of which were scribes. It appears the manuscript was copied from another MS now lost. The so-called Dering MS was begun by one scribe who copied out the whole of page one and for some unknown reason after he had completed the first page the task was turned over to a second scribe, who copied out the rest of the manuscript.

The manuscript is intimately connected to Bacon’s literary workshop of writers, scribes and copyists that produced Bacon’s Northumberland MSS, which once contained his Shakespeare plays Richard II and Richard III, that dates from around 1596/7. On the outside cover of the Northumberland MSS in a contemporary hand there are more than a dozen examples of various forms of the name Bacon or Francis Bacon and his literary mask Shakespeare or William Shakespeare. Above the entry for the Shakespeare play Richard II is written ‘By Mr. ffrauncis William Shakespeare’ and where the name ‘William Shakespeare’ has been written further down the page the word ‘Your’ is written twice across it, so thus reads ‘Your William Shakespeare’. The writing on the outer cover of the manuscript is chiefly in one hand with occasional words in another, and a few words written at angle, possibly by a third. One of the hands was undoubtedly Bacon who was also responsible for the monogram signature ‘W.S.’ at the top right hand corner. As with the so-called Dering manuscript, the main content of Bacon’s Northumberland MSS is written in two or more hands. One of the works contained within it generally referred to by the title Leicester’s Commonwealth is itself written by two different scribes whose identity remains unknown. On examining the facsimiles of the so-called Dering MS and the aforementioned work in Bacon’s Northumberland MSS it appears that one of the scribes who copied out Leicester’s Commonwealth was also responsible for copying out the so-called Dering MS from the second page onwards. It appears that in producing the so-called Dering manuscript one of these scribes was most likely working from Bacon’s original (‘foul papers’) manuscript of I Henry IV, producing an authorial fair copy of the play, which Bacon later gifted to his friend and relative Sir Edward Dering.

The so-called corrector’s hand in the so-called Dering manuscript is Bacon’s own cramped hand, as one would expect, from the author of the play.

It is now more than fitting that instead of it being referred to as the Dering manuscript it is hereafter known by its right and proper designation as Francis Bacon’s 1596 manuscript of Henry IV, the unique and earliest known extant manuscript of a Shakespeare play, the holy grail of Shakespeare scholarship.    

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library A Secret Baconian-Rosicrucian-Freemasonic Institution

by A. Phoenix


 

 

THE FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY SYNOPSIS

The unique and greatest Shakespeare repository in the world the Folger Shakespeare Library is to the present day still shrouded in secrecy and mystery with an untold secret history which stretches back to Elizabethan and Jacobean England to the time of the publication of the Shakespeare First Folio the bedrock on which the library is founded.

The Folgers trace their colonial descent directly back to Peter Folger (1617-1690) translator and government official born in Norwich, England, in 1617, the son of John Folger and Meriba Gibbs. His father John Folger was born in 1594 in the county of Norfolk and his wife Meriba Gibbs two miles east of the county of Norfolk, England in 1600. Virtually nothing is known about either John and Meriba Gibbs Folger and the early years of their son Peter. There is however every likelihood that the Folgers knew members of the Bacon family. The twin counties of Suffolk and Norfolk of East Anglia were the political strongholds of the prominent Bacon family, whose wide and extensive private and social circles, extended across the whole region. The great scion of the family the philosopher-poet Francis Bacon, concealed author of the Shakespeare works, the inspiration of Henry and Emily Folger for the Folger Shakespeare Library, successively served as the Member of Parliament for Ipswich in the county of Suffolk in 1597, 1601, 1604 and 1610.

This was the period of the great expansion into North America secretly directed by Francis Bacon and his Rosicrucian Brotherhood that was to forever change the future direction of the modern world. In 1606, the Virginia Company was formed to organize and promote the colonisation of Virginia and shortly after the first permanent English speaking settlement in North America was established at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, the seed which grew and evolved into the first modern constitutional and federal republic, the United States of America.

It is conceivable that through knowledge of the activities of Francis Bacon and the London Virginia Company and the first permanent English settlement in Jamestown, followed by Bermuda (1609), Newfoundland (1610), and afterwards Massachusetts, founded by the Pilgrims transported across the Atlantic in the Mayflower in 1620, that the Folger family developed the idea of emigrating to the New World.

The elusive John Folger and his eighteen year old son Peter Folger emigrated to Massachusetts in 1635. During his voyage to America on the vessel Abigail, Peter first met Mary Morrill, whom he married in 1644. Their youngest daughter Abiah, was the mother of the great writer, scientist, and philosopher Benjamin Franklin, the most important Rosicrucian-Freemason of his time and one of the Founding Freemasonic Fathers of the United States of America. Franklin was also a member of the Baconian-Rosicrucian-Freemasonic Royal Society and for several years he regularly corresponded with the great eighteenth-century Shakespearean actor David Garrick and Dr Samuel Johnson, editor of the Shakespeare works.

It was Freemason David Garrick who organized the Grand Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 which put Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakspere, as the false centre of the Shakespeare world on the map, a Rosicrucian-Freemasonic ludibrium, that still fools and deceives nearly all and sundry around the Shakespearean globe to the present day.

In homage to his great ancestor Benjamin Franklin, the originator of the magnificent and unique Folger Shakespeare Library, Henry Clay Folger said that he had not collected Shakespeareana he would have collected Frankliniana.

In her recent work The Millionaire and the Bard on the obsessively secretive Henry Folger and the Shakespeare Folger Library its author Andrea Mays states that ‘The Folger Library maintains the culture of modesty and secrecy established by its founders’ and told how Henry and Emily Folger filled the Folger Shakespeare library with all kinds of ‘sophisticated and obscure symbols and images’ as well as ‘secret words and signs’ that ‘formed a silent composition’ that only ‘a time traveller or a scholar could comprehend’.

She did not however provide an explanation that would shed light on or explain the meaning of all the secret, arcane signs, images, symbols, and the ubiquitous so-called ‘Tudor Rose’, that all formed part of the silent composition encoded into the Folger Shakespeare Library; and thus far, no one has hitherto been able to comprehend, decipher, and decode them.

Disclosed here for the first time, the Folger Shakespeare Library is a complex Baconian-Rosicrucian-Freemasonic cryptogram that when decoded conveys the explosive far reaching secret known to the Folgers, namely, the concealed identity of the true author of the Shakespeare works, Francis Bacon.

PDF – https://aphoenix1.academia.edu/research