A murdered spy and coded messages from beyond the grave

This is an excerpt from a really fascinating article. I don’t care that much for Shakespeare, but this is well worth the read.

A murdered spy and coded messages from beyond the grave… Will opening this tomb prove Shakespeare didn't write his plays?

By Richard Price

Some believe Fulke Greville was the true author of several of Shakespeare's (pictured) works

Tucked away in a seldom-visited corner of a Warwickshire chapel sits a monument of incongruous grandeur for its surroundings.

Not many visitors happen upon it; perhaps a thousand in a good year. Of them only a handful will have heard of the man who built it. Yet that man, Fulke Greville, is currently at the heart of a truly compelling mystery.

A prominent 17th-century nobleman, Greville was a renowned scholar, soldier, statesman and spy.

Like his dearest friend Sir Philip Sidney, he was also an accomplished author.

So talented, indeed, that some believe he was the true author of several of Shakespeare's works.

via A murdered spy and coded messages from beyond the grave… Will opening this tomb prove Shakespeare didn’t write his plays? | Mail Online.

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