April 26, 2022

Shakespeare Was Most Likely a Woman. There, I said it.


Yeah!  It is April 26th, finally! That special day of the year when Christians like me celebrate Shakespeare's Christening.  That's right folks, there are real records showing that William Shakespeare was christened on this day in 1564.   To date, however, the question still remains:  did the guy who was christened this day in 1564 really write all those fabulous plays?   Seems highly unlikely since the Shakespeare I speak-ith of was of humble ordinary means, yet, seemed to have a keen in-site into the world of the upper 1% of his day.  This is to say, that he was not only in command of great English for his time, he also knew the inner-workings of the royal court, and had traveled to a number of foreign countries of which he wrote?

Most scholars and smarties like me, agree that the Shakespeare we know was probably paid handsomely to keep his mouth shut while someone else used his name in writing the great works, but whoever could this have been? Was it:

Sir Francis Bacon: This eminent philosopher and statesman and attorney to the Queen?

Earl of Oxford: Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford, an aristocrat and educated Elizabethan gentleman, as well as a sought-after patron of the arts?

Christopher Marlowe: a highly talented playwright and, as a contemporary of Shakespeare, was in the right place at the right time to have written the works?

So, which man-about-town was it?  Well, how about this: it wasn’t a man... What?... but a woman.  As painful as it is for men to believe this, a woman is the most likely suspect given the fact that any man would have gained by revealing his identify, but a woman, burned to the stake for being a witch.

The woman I speak of is Amelia Bessano Lanier, a coverso (clandestine Jew) and illegitimate daughter of an Italian born, Elizabethan court musician.

Along with the family theatrical background, Lanier was also a known mistress of a cousin of Queen Elizabeth I and so knew the inner-circle of the Queen’s court.

Conversely, in The Taming of The Shrew, there are characters named Alfonso (her husbands name) and Baptista (her late father’s name.

Yes, another male lie.

Marlowe or Shakespeare?

On this day in 1986, an explosion and fire at the No. 4 reactor of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine resulted in a nuclear meltdown sending radioactivity into the atmosphere.  Considered the worse meltdown to date, the town of Chernobyl is still a ghost town.  The Russian government lied to the people in the area stating that the damage was minimal.   It wasn’t.

Is it any wonder that Ukraine doesn't want to become part of Russian again and are fighting for their lives!

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