a soul in bliss

In The Case for Catholic Shakespeare (Crisis Magazine), Kenneth Colton outlines the evidence that points to WS being a man of Rome but explains why we ought to be wary of it too. Wary… but not disbelieving.

Unlike the conspiracy theory that William Shakespeare was really the more educated Earl of Oxford, the rival Christopher Marlowe, or the polymath Francis Bacon, the story of the Catholic Shakespeare is now a mainstream if not a consensus view among scholars. Stretched to the edge of credulity, using arguments and speculations from scholars both Catholic and secular, it would go something like

Read the evidence here

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