Summary Of The First Case Of Edward De Vere

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The first case made for Edward De Vere was first made in 1918 by a man named J. Thomas Looney. Looney was a Gateshead schoolmaster and later became famous for his publication of Shakespeare Identified. He first started his research on Shakespeare because he was absolutely convinced that ‘Shakespeare’ was a pseudonym, but he was not convinced that Sir Francis Bacon was the real author. After this realization, Looney went on to make a list of eighteen characteristics the real Shakespeare must have had. Through his research, he decided to search for Elizabethian poets and writers, and that is where he discovered Edward De Vere or the 17th Earl of Oxford. When Looney read De Vere’s poem Women he was finally convinced that he had found the real
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