"In the time of our late Queen Elizabeth, which was truly a golden age, (for such a world of refined wits and excellent spirits it produced, whose like are hardly to be hoped for, in any succeeding age) above others who honored poetry with their pens...were Edward Earl of Oxford...with sundry others..."

- Henry Peacham the Elder, The Compleat Gentleman, 1622. This quote has become the basis of a theory that Edward de Vere was the true author of William Shakespeare's plays, since he is mentioned but Shakespeare is not.


In the year AD 1622...


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1621 - 1622 - 1623

17th century

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