According to the grandson of the novelist Evelyn Waugh, Alexander Waugh, a scholar, famous writer William Shakespeare was, in fact, Edward de Vere. This man was the 17th Earl of Oxford and is spending his eternal sleep at Westminster Abbey. According to Waugh, he managed to successfully decrypt a series of clues hidden in the title and dedication page found inside Aspley’s edition of the Shakespearean sonnets from 1609. Upon putting every piece together, he found the real resting place of the writer.
Moreover, Waugh is planning to present his impressive discoveries at a Globe theatre conference that will take place in London, this Sunday. Actors Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Mark Rylance will also attend the conference. They are two of the biggest anti-Stratfordians, which means a group of people who doubt that Shakespeare indeed wrote all his plays.
Hidden in plain sight
According to Waugh, at the conference, he is going to present certain patterns and hidden geometries that he gathered and seemingly solved over the years. It seems that all of those clues point towards the final resting place being underneath his Poets’ Corner monument at Westminster Abbey. The scholar says that he finally decoded the dedication to the sonnets.
Over the years, both Stratfordians and anti-Stratfordians have said that this particular dedication page must hide something because it didn’t make any sense whatsoever. There are reportedly certain dots all over the page and other things that don’t quite mix in the equation. Finally, Waugh says that he decoded the message.
It seems that if you put the dedication page over a plan of the Poets’ Corner you get the precise burial site of Shakespeare. The dot marking the burial site lands exactly over the monument erected by Alexander Pope and Lord Burlington in 1740.
Moreover, it seems like the dedication, if rearranged in the correct order, unveils the message:
To the Westminster at South Cross Ile, St Peters, Edward de Vere Lies Here.
Westminster Abbey’s correct name is Church of St. Peter and the Poets’ Corner was known until the 19th Century as the South Cross Aisle. All things considered, it seems like Waugh may have indeed found something that was hidden in the pages of a book a long time ago.
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