(Liz Dunphy’s article appeared in Mail Online, 10/27.)
- Alexander Waugh says the poet is buried at Poet’s Corner, Westminster Abbey
- This contradicts the view that he lies at Holy Trinity church, Stratford-upon-Avon
- He said he discovered the new theory after decoding encryptions in the title and dedication pages of Aspley’s edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets of 1609
A new theory has emerged about the final resting place to William Shakespeare
A scholar claims he has cracked a secret code which unearths the real resting place of Britain’s best known bard, William Shakespeare.
Alexander Waugh says that the literary luminary is actually buried beneath Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey – not the Holy Trinity church in Stratford-upon-Avon as previously thought.
The writer, who is grandson of novelist Evelyn Waugh, said that he discovered the new theory after decoding encryptions in the title and dedication pages of Aspley’s edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets of 1609.
He is due to present his research at a conference tomorrow at the Globe Theatre in London, which is a reconstruction of an Elizabethan playhouse.
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