Research has exposed the fact that Sir Francis Bacon, master translator of the King James Bible,and father of science, was such an outer adept. And it is rumored that he even adopted the ruse himself and had several personas. Some scholars are even of the opinion that Bacon was the true author of the works of the enigmatic William Shakespeare.
[...] there is no record of William Shakspere's ever having traveled outside of England.
Yet who but a Platonist, a Qabbalist, or a Pythagorean could have written The Tempest, Macbeth, Hamlet, or The Tragedy of Cymbeline? Who but one deeply versed in Paracelsian lore could have conceived, A Midsummer Night's Dream?
In short, there is nothing known in the life of Shakspere that would justify the literary excellence imputed to him.
A well-stocked library would be an essential part of the equipment of an author whose literary productions demonstrate him to be familiar with the literature of all ages, yet there is no record that Shakspere ever possessed a library, nor does he make any mention of books in his will. Commenting on the known illiteracy of Shakspere's daughter Judith, who at twenty-seven could only make her mark, Ignatius Donnelly declares it to be unbelievable that William Shakspere if he wrote the plays bearing his name would have permitted his own daughter to reach womanhood and marry without being able to read one line of the writings that made her father wealthy and locally famous.
It is quite evident that William Shakspere could not, unaided, have produced the immortal writings bearing his name. He did not possess the necessary literary culture, for the town of Stratford where he was reared contained no school capable of imparting the higher forms of learning reflected in the writings ascribed to him. His parents were illiterate, and in his early life he evinced a total disregard for study. There are in existence but six known examples of Shakspere's handwriting. All are signatures, and three of them are in his will. The scrawling, uncertain method of their execution stamps Shakspere as unfamiliar with the use of a pen, and it is obvious either that he copied a signature prepared for him or that his hand was guided while he wrote. No autograph manuscripts of the "Shakespearian" plays or sonnets have been discovered, nor is there even a tradition concerning them other than the fantastic and impossible statement appearing in the foreword of the Great Folio.
Shakespeare is an enigma. Like Jesus Christ he revolutionized human consciousness yet left almost invisible traces on the contemporary historical record.
His contemporary, the playwright Ben Jonson, said sneeringly of William Shakespeare that he knew 'small Latin and less Greek'. How could such a man have created a body of work, saturated in all the erudition of the age?
Many great contemporaries have pushed forward as the true author of Shakespeare's plays, including his patron, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford, Christopher Marlowe [...], and latterly the poet John Donne. [...]
But the most popular candidate is, of course, Francis Bacon.
The idea that the world famous plays were written by an illiterate from Stratford-upon-Avon called William Shakespeare is patently ridiculous and, like so much accepted ‘truth’, does not survive the most basic research. Shakespeare, the ‘Bard’, grew up in Stratford, a town with no school capable of communicating such a high degree of learning. His parents were illiterate and he showed a total disregard for study.
Who was this Edward de Vere, Queen Elizabeth’s greatest courtier and the Jesuits’ greatest enemy; this patriot responsible for the execution of Jesuit Parsons,thus having foiled the Pope’s plots to overthrow England’s greatest Monarch? He was none other than the one we know today as “William Shakespeare.” For,
. . . it has become impossible to hesitate any longer in proclaiming Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, as the real author of ‘Shakespeare’s’ works.”
And why would the true authorship of the works of “Shakespeare” be suppressed to this day? Because this Protestant, Bible-reading, honourable English knight, the enemy of the Jesuit Provincial Henry Garnet and greatest swordsman of the realm, used his pen—mightier than his sword—to thwart the designs of the Jesuits as they attempted to destroy the Reformation, wrought by the Spirit of God, and to restore the Temporal Power of the Pope over Britain. With their tool, William Cecil—who openly displayed prayer beads while a Catholic advisor during the reign of Queen Mary I of England (“Bloody Mary”), who always attempted to please the Jesuits’ Philip II, who advised Elizabeth to marry the Catholic Archduke Charles of Austria (known also as Charles of Styria, being the son of the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand I) rather than Protestant Leicester and who hired the Jesuit Henry Garnet to spread a nasty rumor about Edward de Vere—the Sons of Loyola robbed “the Red Knight” of his eighty-six landed estates. They also robbed him of his right to the throne and, through both William Cecil and Masonic Francis Bacon (the reputed father of the Craft in England), destroyed the memory of his great name, continuing to perpetuate the damnable lie that some illiterate, money-hungry, grain dealer of Stratford-on-Avon wrote the masterpieces of the man whom the British Empire has voted “the most important personality of the last millennium.”