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. . . “To be, or not to be, that is the question.”. . Who would have thought that that question would be put to whether the “Bard of Avon” was ever present during Elizabethan England. . . Some say a clever expression, too, as well as many times repeated. . . Some folks have suggested that it might have pertained to being Catholic, or to being Protestant, or to reform, or to counter the reformation. . . In any case, it was an apt question during that dangerous time frame to be saying anything against the Church or in favor of parting from the Church or, for that matter, anything against the House of Tudor. . . As some folks know, England was never the same after King Henry VIII had his way. . . For centuries to follow England has been a world class influence on nearly all continents while acquiring another phrase, at least for a time, (to paraphrase) “. . . The English Empire, the empire where the Sun never sets. . .” or something similar. . .

. . . One can be somewhat sure, by many historian accounts, that that period of English history, the reign of the House of Tudor, was a very riled time of change. . . Exploration, ruling the seas, confrontations with Spain, and the very significant conflict with the Catholic Church were just a few things going on. . . Building a Navy and military to ward off threats from the mainland was a priority. . . One can note something of those trials and tribulations, of the conflicts and emotions of the people going through changes, in the purported writings of Shakespeare. . .

. . . Indeed, an interesting question. . . One must admit that trying to understand much of what was purportedly written by Shakespeare is to know something about those changing times of the Tudor’s and of the people the monarchy was responsible. . . It’s one heck-of-an ongoing history lesson as more history is learned of those times. . . One has never found it easy, but can find a lot of history about the daily situations and lives of the people of Elizabethan England through the Bard’s many writing’s. . . One almost seems to have to leave the present day and travel back to those historic dates to understand something of it and the people who lived during it. . .

. . . Then again, with some of the doubts some scholars have raised about there ever being a Bard of Avon, it might just be that the idea of this now famous Bard, a playwright character of stage, has done more to spur on the pursuit of literature and understanding of the people of those times than if a birth certificate, or trinket, or something, is ever found. . . “All the world’s a stage,” came from him, too. . . Much information then was passed along through rhyme, song, and word of mouth and not initially written down, yet accurately remembered later on and when tensions eased, written down by those folks who acquired penmanship skills and reading. . . Those timeline documentaries sound interesting for when time permits. . . Thanks for the links. . . Enjoy your pursuits

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The Bard 6090 seanoffshotgun 10-Nov-18 16:46
Re: The Bard 642 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:08
Re: The Bard 610 seanoffshotgun 10-Nov-18 23:12
Re: The Bard 581 Eddie Larry 11-Nov-18 04:46
Re: The Bard 625 Reagent 19-Nov-18 09:57
Re: The Bard 569 seanoffshotgun 20-Nov-18 23:11
Re: The Bard 515 seanoffshotgun 18-Jan-19 21:19
Re: The Bard 379 seanoffshotgun 23-Mar-19 00:35
Re: The Bard 375 seanoffshotgun 23-Mar-19 00:56
Re: The Bard 353 Eddie Larry 23-Mar-19 15:35
Re: The Bard 394 seanoffshotgun 23-Mar-19 21:14
Re: The Bard 328 rulebook54 29-Jun-19 17:05
Re: The Bard 288 seanoffshotgun 14-Jul-19 00:40
Re: The Bard 205 rulebook54 21-Oct-19 16:15
Re: The Bard 211 Glass Jigsaw 21-Oct-19 18:59
Re: The Bard 213 Eddie Larry 21-Oct-19 20:32
Re: The Bard 211 seanoffshotgun 21-Oct-19 20:45
Re: The Bard 194 Glass Jigsaw 22-Oct-19 00:50
Re: The Bard 205 Eddie Larry 22-Oct-19 01:53
Re: The Bard 198 Glass Jigsaw 23-Oct-19 00:29
Re: The Bard 202 seanoffshotgun 23-Oct-19 01:16
Re: The Bard 204 Glass Jigsaw 23-Oct-19 01:31
Re: The Bard 188 seanoffshotgun 24-Oct-19 23:38
Re: The Bard 201 seanoffshotgun 22-Oct-19 03:06
Re: The Bard 181 Glass Jigsaw 23-Oct-19 02:36
Re: The Bard 197 seanoffshotgun 23-Oct-19 02:45
Re: The Bard 206 Eddie Larry 21-Oct-19 21:12
Re: The Bard 189 Glass Jigsaw 22-Oct-19 00:31
Re: The Bard 198 seanoffshotgun 22-Oct-19 02:52
Re: The Bard 200 Glass Jigsaw 23-Oct-19 00:41
Re: The Bard 190 seanoffshotgun 23-Oct-19 01:39
Re: The Bard 195 Glass Jigsaw 23-Oct-19 02:28
Re: The Bard 197 seanoffshotgun 23-Oct-19 02:38
Re: The Bard 200 seanoffshotgun 22-Oct-19 03:20
Re: The Bard 312 seanoffshotgun 14-Jul-19 00:48
Re: The Bard 195 Glass Jigsaw 23-Oct-19 00:17
Re: The Bard 192 seanoffshotgun 23-Oct-19 00:37
Re: The Bard 246 CJD1965 29-Aug-19 23:21
Re: The Bard 238 seanoffshotgun 30-Aug-19 23:56
Re: The Bard 236 CJD1965 31-Aug-19 01:24
Re: The Bard 247 seanoffshotgun 31-Aug-19 01:52
Re: The Bard 262 seanoffshotgun 31-Aug-19 02:41
Re: The Bard 241 Glass Jigsaw 06-Sep-19 11:31
Re: The Bard 243 seanoffshotgun 07-Sep-19 03:10
Re: The Bard 228 seanoffshotgun 16-Sep-19 02:30
Re: The Bard 233 Broker 18-Sep-19 22:07
Re: The Bard 226 seanoffshotgun 18-Sep-19 23:29
Re: The Bard 226 Eddie Larry 20-Sep-19 14:48
Re: The Bard 210 seanoffshotgun 20-Sep-19 20:29
Re: The Bard 234 Eddie Larry 20-Sep-19 22:46
Re: The Bard 209 seanoffshotgun 21-Sep-19 01:04
Re: The Bard 219 Eddie Larry 21-Sep-19 04:12
Re: The Bard 219 Glass Jigsaw 21-Sep-19 21:10
Re: The Bard 206 Eddie Larry 22-Sep-19 03:56
Re: The Bard 211 Glass Jigsaw 22-Sep-19 14:44
Re: The Bard 204 Eddie Larry 22-Sep-19 15:20
Re: The Bard 216 Glass Jigsaw 22-Sep-19 17:24
Re: The Bard 207 seanoffshotgun 23-Sep-19 03:48
Re: The Bard 222 MDaines 23-Sep-19 10:40
Re: The Bard 208 Broker 24-Sep-19 00:10
Re: The Bard 210 MDaines 24-Sep-19 16:32
Re: The Bard 210 Glass Jigsaw 24-Sep-19 00:15
Re: The Bard 220 MDaines 24-Sep-19 09:06
Re: The Bard 197 Glass Jigsaw 25-Sep-19 12:59
Re: The Bard 197 Glass Jigsaw 25-Sep-19 13:03
Re: The Bard 197 seanoffshotgun 25-Sep-19 19:25
Re: The Bard 203 Broker 23-Sep-19 23:51
Re: The Bard 234 seanoffshotgun 24-Sep-19 01:09
Re: The Bard 211 seanoffshotgun 24-Sep-19 01:22
Re: The Bard 187 CJD1965 17-Oct-19 18:50
Re: The Bard 195 seanoffshotgun 17-Oct-19 20:09
Re: The Bard 189 seanoffshotgun 17-Oct-19 20:14
Tarot in Shakespeare 206 seanoffshotgun 25-Sep-19 19:49
Re: Tarot in Shakespeare 213 Glass Jigsaw 26-Sep-19 00:12
Re: Tarot in Shakespeare 219 seanoffshotgun 26-Sep-19 01:06
Re: Tarot in Shakespeare 218 Glass Jigsaw 27-Sep-19 00:48
The Two of Sumerian Source 211 MDaines 27-Sep-19 08:17
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 206 Glass Jigsaw 27-Sep-19 11:21
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 220 MDaines 27-Sep-19 12:54
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 213 seanoffshotgun 27-Sep-19 20:14
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 206 Glass Jigsaw 28-Sep-19 18:32
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 213 seanoffshotgun 28-Sep-19 23:03
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 209 Glass Jigsaw 29-Sep-19 19:58
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 215 seanoffshotgun 30-Sep-19 08:31
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 195 Glass Jigsaw 30-Sep-19 13:45
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 210 seanoffshotgun 01-Oct-19 22:52
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 203 Glass Jigsaw 02-Oct-19 14:37
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 201 seanoffshotgun 02-Oct-19 19:53
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 199 Glass Jigsaw 03-Oct-19 00:13
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 201 seanoffshotgun 03-Oct-19 05:48
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 209 Glass Jigsaw 04-Oct-19 14:59
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 203 seanoffshotgun 08-Oct-19 22:04
Re: The Two of Sumerian Source 206 Glass Jigsaw 09-Oct-19 19:45
Rennes le Chateau and Bains mysteries, hoaxes, context 209 Edmond 15-Oct-19 11:53
Re: Rennes le Chateau and Bains mysteries, hoaxes, context 204 Glass Jigsaw 16-Oct-19 00:31
Re: Rennes le Chateau and Bains mysteries, hoaxes, context 213 Edmond 16-Oct-19 06:22
Re: Rennes le Chateau and Bains mysteries, hoaxes, context 196 seanoffshotgun 16-Oct-19 22:56
Re: Rennes le Chateau and Bains mysteries, hoaxes, context 213 Edmond 18-Oct-19 17:02
Re: Rennes le Chateau and Bains mysteries, hoaxes, context 195 seanoffshotgun 18-Oct-19 19:14
Re: Mystery links challenge anthropology 197 Edmond 22-Oct-19 07:03
Re: Mystery links challenge anthropology 199 seanoffshotgun 22-Oct-19 07:17
Re: Mystery links challenge anthropology 198 Edmond 23-Oct-19 18:10
Re: Mystery links challenge anthropology 196 Glass Jigsaw 23-Oct-19 19:17
Re: Mystery links challenge anthropology 185 seanoffshotgun 24-Oct-19 23:48
Re: Mystery links challenge anthropology 197 Edmond 25-Oct-19 16:24
Re: Mystery links challenge anthropology 203 Glass Jigsaw 25-Oct-19 18:53
The Four Ts of Shakespeare’s Epitaph are Hermetic 223 MDaines 08-Oct-19 07:56
Re: The Four Ts of Shakespeare’s Epitaph are Hermetic 212 seanoffshotgun 08-Oct-19 21:55
Re: Four Ts of Shakespeare’s Epitaph 227 MDaines 10-Oct-19 07:44
Re: Four Ts of Shakespeare’s Epitaph 201 Glass Jigsaw 10-Oct-19 16:52
Re: Four Ts of Shakespeare’s Epitaph 203 seanoffshotgun 11-Oct-19 19:08
Re: Four Ts of Shakespeare’s Epitaph 212 Glass Jigsaw 12-Oct-19 16:42
Re: Four Ts of Shakespeare’s Epitaph 209 seanoffshotgun 11-Oct-19 19:04
The Will of William 195 MDaines 23-Oct-19 09:07
Re: The Will of William 192 Glass Jigsaw 23-Oct-19 12:57
The Phoenix and the Turtle 218 MDaines 15-Oct-19 10:26
Re: The Phoenix and the Turtle 204 Glass Jigsaw 16-Oct-19 12:17
Re: The Phoenix and the Turtle 207 seanoffshotgun 16-Oct-19 23:09
New candidate 212 seanoffshotgun 21-Oct-19 21:11
Re: New candidate 207 seanoffshotgun 22-Oct-19 03:35
Re: New candidate 210 seanoffshotgun 22-Oct-19 03:45
Re: New candidate 205 Glass Jigsaw 22-Oct-19 14:50
Re: New candidate 192 seanoffshotgun 23-Oct-19 01:25
Re: New candidate 197 seanoffshotgun 23-Oct-19 01:28
Re: New candidate 188 Glass Jigsaw 23-Oct-19 13:31
Re: New candidate 181 seanoffshotgun 25-Oct-19 00:04
Re: New candidate 183 Glass Jigsaw 25-Oct-19 01:28
Re: New candidate 182 seanoffshotgun 25-Oct-19 01:35
Re: New candidate 191 Glass Jigsaw 25-Oct-19 01:47
Re: New candidate 187 seanoffshotgun 25-Oct-19 01:56
Re: New candidate 191 Glass Jigsaw 25-Oct-19 02:26
Re: The Bard 193 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-19 18:18
Re: The Bard 185 Glass Jigsaw 29-Oct-19 18:50
Re: The Bard 183 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-19 20:30
Re: The Bard 187 seanoffshotgun 29-Oct-19 21:19
Re: The Bard 197 Eddie Larry 29-Oct-19 22:39
Re: The Bard 186 seanoffshotgun 29-Oct-19 23:15
Re: The Bard 195 Glass Jigsaw 30-Oct-19 01:43
Re: The Bard 194 Eddie Larry 30-Oct-19 02:05
Re: The Bard 187 Glass Jigsaw 30-Oct-19 02:18
Re: The Bard 191 seanoffshotgun 30-Oct-19 02:53
Re: The Bard 185 Glass Jigsaw 30-Oct-19 13:47
Re: The Bard 188 seanoffshotgun 31-Oct-19 00:30
Re: The Bard 188 Eddie Larry 31-Oct-19 04:22
Re: The Bard 184 seanoffshotgun 31-Oct-19 18:48
Re: The Bard 181 Glass Jigsaw 01-Nov-19 00:26
The Heresy of Hermeticism 189 MDaines 31-Oct-19 08:32
Re: The Heresy of Hermeticism 183 seanoffshotgun 31-Oct-19 19:12
Re: The Heresy of Hermeticism 188 Glass Jigsaw 01-Nov-19 00:44
Re: The Heresy of Hermeticism 194 seanoffshotgun 01-Nov-19 01:11
Re: The Heresy of Hermeticism 186 Glass Jigsaw 01-Nov-19 14:10
Re: The Heresy of Hermeticism 178 seanoffshotgun 01-Nov-19 20:49
Re: The Heresy of Hermeticism 180 Glass Jigsaw 02-Nov-19 01:41
Re: The Bard 207 Glass Jigsaw 30-Oct-19 01:34
Re: The Bard 201 seanoffshotgun 30-Oct-19 07:10
Re: The Bard 193 seanoffshotgun 01-Nov-19 00:16
The Spy theory 188 seanoffshotgun 05-Nov-19 00:57
Re: The Spy theory 176 Glass Jigsaw 06-Nov-19 19:05
Re: The Spy theory 190 seanoffshotgun 07-Nov-19 05:55
Re: The Spy theory 171 Glass Jigsaw 07-Nov-19 23:32
Re: The Spy theory 171 seanoffshotgun 08-Nov-19 00:28
Re: The Spy theory 173 seanoffshotgun 08-Nov-19 00:40
Re: The Spy theory 177 Glass Jigsaw 08-Nov-19 01:25
Re: The Spy theory 182 seanoffshotgun 08-Nov-19 06:03
Re: The Spy theory 178 Glass Jigsaw 08-Nov-19 21:16
Re: The Spy theory 186 seanoffshotgun 08-Nov-19 21:36
The Bad Quarto of Hamlet 186 MDaines 09-Nov-19 09:17
Re: The Bad Quarto of Hamlet 179 seanoffshotgun 09-Nov-19 22:56
THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 186 MDaines 11-Nov-19 10:29
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 174 Glass Jigsaw 11-Nov-19 14:55
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 171 seanoffshotgun 11-Nov-19 16:22
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 173 Glass Jigsaw 11-Nov-19 18:12
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 170 seanoffshotgun 12-Nov-19 13:59
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 172 Glass Jigsaw 12-Nov-19 14:14
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 179 seanoffshotgun 12-Nov-19 14:49
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 183 Glass Jigsaw 12-Nov-19 17:17
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 172 seanoffshotgun 13-Nov-19 06:52
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 173 Glass Jigsaw 13-Nov-19 13:15
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 180 seanoffshotgun 14-Nov-19 08:13
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 178 Glass Jigsaw 14-Nov-19 13:34
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 169 seanoffshotgun 15-Nov-19 07:28
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 181 Glass Jigsaw 15-Nov-19 16:45
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 171 seanoffshotgun 15-Nov-19 17:00
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 187 Glass Jigsaw 15-Nov-19 17:21
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 175 Glass Jigsaw 18-Nov-19 02:03
Re: THE MADLY-USED MALVOLIO 164 seanoffshotgun 19-Nov-19 07:00
Re: The Spy theory 186 Glass Jigsaw 11-Nov-19 00:42
Re: The Spy theory 178 seanoffshotgun 08-Nov-19 21:41
Re: The Spy theory 173 Glass Jigsaw 08-Nov-19 21:55
Re: The Spy theory 171 Glass Jigsaw 08-Nov-19 22:12
Re: The Spy theory 178 seanoffshotgun 09-Nov-19 01:49
Re: The Spy theory 186 seanoffshotgun 09-Nov-19 02:02
Re: The Spy theory 198 Glass Jigsaw 09-Nov-19 03:17
Re: The Spy theory 197 seanoffshotgun 09-Nov-19 23:05
John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 155 Dr. Troglodyte 23-Nov-19 23:09
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 155 seanoffshotgun 24-Nov-19 03:24
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 160 seanoffshotgun 24-Nov-19 03:28
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 154 Dr. Troglodyte 24-Nov-19 17:01
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 154 seanoffshotgun 24-Nov-19 17:25
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 183 Glass Jigsaw 25-Nov-19 01:57
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 157 seanoffshotgun 26-Nov-19 09:24
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 143 Glass Jigsaw 02-Dec-19 13:42
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 146 seanoffshotgun 02-Dec-19 21:37
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 142 Glass Jigsaw 03-Dec-19 01:10
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 147 seanoffshotgun 03-Dec-19 01:26
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 160 Glass Jigsaw 03-Dec-19 11:56
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 127 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 02:18
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 128 seanoffshotgun 17-Dec-19 02:58
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 132 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 03:22
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 132 seanoffshotgun 17-Dec-19 08:10
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 128 Glass Jigsaw 17-Dec-19 14:13
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 148 seanoffshotgun 18-Dec-19 06:56
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 129 Glass Jigsaw 21-Dec-19 14:30
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 143 Glass Jigsaw 21-Dec-19 20:58
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 121 seanoffshotgun 26-Dec-19 00:51
Re: John Fletcher & Petr Plecháč’s Machine-Learning Algorithms 123 Glass Jigsaw 26-Dec-19 02:05
New video 116 seanoffshotgun 03-Jan-20 06:34
Re: New video 117 Glass Jigsaw 03-Jan-20 23:06
Re: New video 126 seanoffshotgun 04-Jan-20 02:21
Re: New video 120 Glass Jigsaw 06-Jan-20 02:08
Re: The Bard 111 seanoffshotgun 21-Jan-20 08:39
Re: The Bard 101 Glass Jigsaw 28-Jan-20 03:02
Re: The Bard 99 seanoffshotgun 28-Jan-20 14:40
Re: The Bard 100 Glass Jigsaw 28-Jan-20 21:04
Re: The Bard 104 seanoffshotgun 29-Jan-20 16:03
Re: The Bard 100 Glass Jigsaw 01-Feb-20 14:31
Re: The Bard 99 seanoffshotgun 03-Feb-20 08:15
Re: The Bard 91 Glass Jigsaw 04-Feb-20 14:07
Re: The Bard 89 seanoffshotgun 05-Feb-20 10:08
Re: The Bard 96 Glass Jigsaw 05-Feb-20 15:46
Re: The Bard 91 seanoffshotgun 07-Feb-20 10:41
Re: The Bard 103 Glass Jigsaw 07-Feb-20 14:48
Re: The Bard 94 seanoffshotgun 11-Feb-20 19:54
Re: The Bard 94 Glass Jigsaw 12-Feb-20 01:41
Re: The Bard 101 seanoffshotgun 12-Feb-20 05:55
Re: The Bard 98 Glass Jigsaw 13-Feb-20 15:52
Re: The Bard 97 seanoffshotgun 13-Feb-20 22:45
Re: The Bard 94 Glass Jigsaw 14-Feb-20 13:34
Re: The Bard 107 seanoffshotgun 14-Feb-20 19:10
Moot court 108 seanoffshotgun 26-Feb-20 10:56
Re: Moot court 54 Glass Jigsaw 28-Apr-20 02:11
Re: Moot court 66 seanoffshotgun 28-Apr-20 04:10
Re: Moot court and Mud Island 81 Glass Jigsaw 29-Apr-20 16:17


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