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An Index to
Oxfordian Publications

3rd Edition

Edited by
James A. Warren

$25.00 (paperback, 2015, 465 pages)

$50.00 (Index and a one-year SOAR subscription)

The Third Edition of AN INDEX TO OXFORDIAN PUBLICATIONS includes two thousand new listings, for a total of more than 6,500 entries (an increase of 50% over the 2013 Second Edition), including new sections that expand its already extensive coverage of all Oxfordian publications over the past 95 years.

The INDEX's Oxfordian periodical coverage includes current Oxfordian titles (The Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter, The De Vere Society Newsletter, Brief Chronicles and The Oxfordian) through the end of 2014, plus full coverage of all past publications from both independent Oxfordian publishers and older Oxfordian societies, such as The Shakespeare Fellowship Newsletters (both the English and American branches, 1930s to 1950s), Shakespeare Matters, The Elizabethan Review, The Spear-Shaker Review, The Edward de Vere Newsletter, The Shakespearean Authorship Review, and The Bard.

The INDEX also now includes citations for more than 1,000 articles from 200 non-Oxfordian publications that have reviewed and commented on the Oxfordian theory, including the regular Oxfordian columns that appeared in Louis Marder’s Shakespeare Newsletter (1979-1991) and in The Shakespeare Pictorial (1929-1939). Other articles indexed range from ones in The New York Times, Shakespeare Quarterly, etc. to numerous smaller publications from around the world.

In addition, the INDEX has also been expanded to include an extensive bibliography of every Oxfordian or Oxfordian-related book published since 1920, along with selected non-Oxfordian books on the Shakespeare authorship question in general. The 350 listings in the new book section include both nonfiction commentary and criticism, and also fictional works inspired by the Shakespeare authorship question, particularly the Oxfordian thesis.

All the entries indexed from Oxfordian publications are also available online in the SOAR catalog, with links provided to online versions of articles (PDF) and/or full text copies of newsletters and journals (PDF). Most older Oxfordian material (pre-1980) indexed is not available online, but the New England Shakespeare Oxford Library owns full runs of all of them, and can provide (via email) scanned copies of articles for subscribers to SOAR.

Poet's Rage





A Poet's Rage
Edited by William Boyle
$15.00 (paperback, 2013)

The essays in this collection (nine of them published in the previous 25 years, and three of them written just for this edition) look at Shakespeare's plays and poems from an Oxfordian perspective (i.e., that the true Shakespeare was Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford). The particular Oxfordian perspective held in common by all the contributors is that Shakespeare was always telling the story of his life and involvement in the Elizabethan Court and its politics, especially the red-hot politics of sucession (who would follow Elizabeth?) that engulfed the English nation in the final years of Elizabeth's reign. 
Yet, even as he expounded on these political issues of his day, his most profound writing was about his own story, the story of a man who had "laid great bases for eternity," but who also knew that, in the end, he himself would be erased from history.

Twelve Years Cover

Twelve Years in the Life
of Shakespeare

by Hank Whittemore

$12.00 (paperback, 2012)

The essays in this book (originally published as "A Year in the Life of Shakespeare" columns in the Shakespeare Fellowship newsletter Shakespeare Matters from 2001-2005) cover four decades in the life of Edward de Vere, 17th earl of Oxford. In these essays a reader can see how Oxford's life resonates with the Shakespeare works ---from teenager to old man--- and tell the story of someone who could laugh at his fate like Mercutio, rebel against his fate like Hamlet, howl at his fate like Lear, and finally ---in the end--- be resigned to his fate like Prospero. The true story of Shakespeare as embodied in the life of Edward de Vere is a revelation, and will forever free any Shakespeare lover from ever again saying that "knowing the author doesn't matter" because we have the works.


Another Hamlet


Another Hamlet
(Second Edition, 2013)
by Charles Boyle

$12.00 (paperback, 2013)

In Another Hamlet (which includes both his original 30-page 1993 essay and the original screenplay based upon it) Charles Boyle has produced a riveting political thriller that explores the life and tragic death of actor and film-maker, Leslie Howard, a British patriot drawn into a deadly propaganda duel with the Germans. Deftly interweaving the behind-the-scenes politics of World War II with the decadent showbiz world of the 1930s-1940s, Boyle makes the tantalizing suggestion that it was Howard's growing conviction that the Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare which sealed his doom. From Leslie Howard himself to Humphrey Bogart, Merle Oberon, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, and Joseph Goebbels, Boyle brings to life a fascinating and often chilling cast of characters to tell the story of a maverick artist's losing battle with the power-brokers of his age. -- Charles Beauclerk, author of Nell Gwynn and Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom.

Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom

Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom
by Charles Beauclerk
$15.00 (hardcover, 2010)

It is perhaps the greatest story never told: the truth behind the most enduring works of English literature. Who was the man behind Hamlet, King Lear, and the sonnets? In Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom, critically acclaimed historian Charles Beauclerk pulls off an enchanting feat, humanizing the bard who for centuries has remained beyond our grasp. Beauclerk has spent more than two decades researching the authorship question, and he convincingly argues that if the plays and poems of “Shake-speare” were discovered today, we would see them for what they are—shocking political works written by a court insider, someone whose status and anonymity shielded him from repression in an unstable time of armada and reformation. But the author’s unique status and identity were swept under the rug after his death. The official history—of an uneducated Stratfordian merchant writing in obscurity and of a virginal queen married to her country—dominated for centuries. Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom delves deep into the conflicts and personalities of Elizabethan England, as well as into the plays themselves, to tell the true story of the “Soul of the Age.” You’ll never look at Shakespeare the same way again.

Shakespeare and the Tudor Rose

Shakespeare and the Tudor Rose
by Elisabeth Sears
$12.00 (paperback, 2003)

This small but learned volume presents a strong case that Edward and Elizabeth I, the Tudor Rose, were married and had a son together, Henry Wriothesley, 3rd earl of Southampton.

"This book is a brilliant achievement, a landmark in the effort to understand the mysteries of William Shakespeare," writes Hank Whittemore in the Introduction. Shakespeare and the Tudor Rose
presents a fascinating and tragic history in convincing fashion.

Anglican Shakespeare

The Anglican Shakespeare
by Daniel Wright
$12.00 (paperback, 1993)

The Anglican Shakespeare is Concordia University professor Daniel Wright's demonstration of the Protestant stance of the writer who called himself Shakespeare --- a stance that made Shakespeare, through the history plays, an invaluable Reformation apologist, historical revisionist, and propagandist for the Crown.


An original April 1999 issue of Harper's, which includes the 27-page landmark series of articles on the authorship debate, "The Ghost of Shakespeare : who, in fact, was the real Bard?"

The 27-page Shakespeare Authorship section featured in this issue was an historic Oxfordian-Stratfordian showdown, presided over by editor Louis Lapham. The featured articles were written by Statfordians Harold Bloom, Marjorie Garber, Gail Kern Paster, Jonathan Bate and Irv Matus, and on the Oxfordian side, by Joseph Sobran, Richard Whalen, Mark Anderson, Daniel Wright and Tom Bethell.

Phoenix and  Turtle

Shake-speare's "Phoenix and Turtle" : an interpretation by William Plumer Fowler,
with an exegesis by Dorothy Ogburn

$10.00 (Paperback, 1986)

A little-known but important set of essays by William Plumer Fowler and Dorothy Ogburn. In both essays the authors explicate the enigmatic Shakespeare poem "Phoenix and Turtle" (published in 1601) from the point of view that the "Phoenix" is Elizabeth, "Oxford/Shakespeare" is the Turtle, and "Rarity" is the 3rd Earl of Southampton. The context within which they frame their explications is the Essex Rebellion and the struggle for the succession after Elizabeth is gone.

"Leaving no posterity
'Twas not their infirmity
It was married chastity."

Looney Obit Issue (SFQ)

Obituary for
J. Thomas Looney,
as it appeared in the
April 1944 issue of
The Shakespeare Fellowship Quarterly


This is a 25th Anniversary facsimile reprint of the entire April 1944 issue, including saddle-stitch stapling in the middle. The issue is 15 pages long; the obit is 7 pages, beginning on page one. The issue also includes articles by Charles Wisner Barrell (4 pages) and Eva Turner Clark (2 pages).

Tote Bags


"Friends of the Oxford Library" Tote Bag

These are handsome, canvas bags, available in three colors (black, blue, or red). Pack 'em with books. If you don't have enough books, buy some here!



Castle Hedingham Guidebook

Castle Hedingham Guidebook and Postcards
(3 each of Castle Hedingham
and of the Banqueting Hall)


The guidebook and postcards are the ones that were available to visitors to Castle Hedingham in the 1990s. They were acquired by a visitor then, left with us, and have been sitting in a box ever since. Beautiful, rich photos on every page of the 16-page guidebook, along with brief histories of the Oxford line and Castle Hedingham. The postcards are 1) the Castle itself on a bright, sunny day (with the flag unfurled), and 2) the great Banqueting Hall inside.

Van Doren

Shakespeare : Reading and Talking (1980)
by Charles Van Doren

During the late 1970s Charles Van Doren became interested in the Shakespeare authorship question, and presented his thoughts at a weekend seminar at the Spring Hill Center (Wayzata, Minnesota) in conjunction with such luminaries as Mortimer Adler. Van Doren thanks Ruth Loyd Miller for her assistance in preparing his remarks for publication. A fascinating look at the authorship debate during the quieter days of the 1970s and early 1980s.


The Bard : Journal of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust - Vol. 1, no. 1 (1975)

Includes articles by Eliot Slater on the psychological aspects of The Sonnets, Margaret Hotine on Greene's Pandosto as political propaganda for the Stuart succession, and Francis Edwards on topical allusions in The Winter's Tale.


The Bard : Journal of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust - Vol. 1, no. 2 (1976)

Includes articles by Eliot Slater on reading Sonnet 120, Francis Edwards on topical allusions in The Winter's Tale (Pt. 2), and Peter Milward on Shakespeare and the religious controversies of his time.


Shakespearean Authorship Review
no. 14 (autumn 1965)

Includes articles by Gwynneth Bowen on "Hackney, Harsnett and the Devil in King
" H.W. Patience on "Topical Allusions in King John," and R.M.D. Wainewright on the S.A.S. Library.

Also includes book reviews, news notes and letters.

Shakespearean Authorship Review
no. 18 (autumn 1967)


Incudes articles by Gwynneth Bowen on "Touching the Affray at the Blackfriars," and by Dorothy Ogburn on "The Authorship of The True Tragedie of Edward the Second."

Also includes book reviews, news notes and letters.


Shakespearean Authorship Review
no. 27 (winter 1972)


Includes a reprint of an address by Judge Minos Miller celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Shakespeare Authorship Society, an article on "Statistical Approaches to the Authorship Problem," by L. S. Penrose, and a book review by Gwynneth Bowen of C.C. Sisson's The Boar's Head Theatre.