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The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.
Dick the Butcher
Henry VI Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2
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To this writer’s certain understanding, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was the creator of the body of work which has been egregiously miscredited to William Shakspere of Stratford-upon-Avon. Edward de Vere died in 1604. He did not have a blog.
The portrayal of Edward de Vere on this website and elsewhere, and all new writing and other content posted by this writer under any of these names: Edward de Vere, @edevere17, or Ned Devere, are intended and presented as humorous entertainment, for the purpose of inducing mirth and thought.
- • Interrogation of a suspect by lawyers (detail) [queensoldlibrary.org]
- · from Praxis criminis persequendi (The Practice of Prosecuting Crime), a handbook on criminal procedure
- · Jean Milles de Souvigny, Paris, 1541
- · image scanned from the copy owned by my first teacher, Sir Thomas Smith. See Shake-Speare’s Schoolbooks, posted 26 September 2019.