another historico-literary breakthrough
29th november 2006
I'll give it to you straight, no shilly-shallying: the plays of Christopher Marlowe were in fact written by Francis Bacon (all that stuff about Shakespeare has just been a red herring all along). Ah, now you want proof? Well, listen.
I’ll teach you how to make the water-mount,
That you may dry-foot march through lakes and pools,
Deep rivers, havens, creeks and little seas,
And make a fortress in the raging waves,
Fenced with the concave of a monstrous rock,
Invincible by nature of the place.
And I will teach you how to charge your foe,
And harmless run along their pikes.
- Bacon, The Spanish Armada
and now let's head across to Kit:
Tamb. (to Celebinus) Well done, my boy! Thou shalt have shield and lance,
Armour of proof, horse, helm and curtle-axe.
And I will teach thee how to charge thy foe
And harmless run among the deadly pikes.
- Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great Pt II, Act I Sc.3
Do you want any more? Er, that's it so far.