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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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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, to this writer’s personal certainty the creator of the body of work egregiously misattributed to William Shakspere of Stratford-upon-Avon, died in 1604. He did not have a blog.
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- Banner artwork:
- • Interrogation of a criminal suspect by lawyers (detail) [queensoldlibrary.org]
- · from Praxis criminis persequendi, 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.