The reasons for doubting that William Shakespeare from Stratford wrote the poems and plays are well-known. Shakespeare’s lack of formal education, his illiterate children, the fact that he owned no books or literary properties when he died, the fact that there were no encomiums or epitaphs immediately after his death (until the Folio), his lack of travel experience outside of England, and his lack of acquaintance with the aristocracy are more than enough to create doubts. However, the purpose of this element of my website is not to debunk the Shakespeare theory but to summarize the case, as it stands today, for Christopher (Kit) Marlowe. Marlowe would have been the obvious candidate but for a deliberate deception that has been generally accepted – especially by Shakespeare scholars – as history.
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