5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 1999
This book attempts to break the mould of the classical mythsand legends surrounding the life of William Shakespeare. Itdemonstrates that very little is known about the man himself and there is a surprising dearth of information regarding all aspects of his life. It delves into the cauldron of early post-reformation Britain and succinctly describes how William Shakespeare may have had a much darker side to his character than is traditionally described in most classic texts. A fascinating read for anyone intersted in history, literature, biography or simply Shakespeare himself.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2007
Could Shakespeare have written the works attributed to him? Numerous books claim with a strong body of evidence that a handful of others conspired to use him as a front. Graham Phillips goes further claiming that Shakespeare may have framed Sir Walter Raleigh, who then had him killed within days of his release from the Tower. This is not a book to be missed.