From other sources we know that he was born in the family priest in a small town Odcombe, studied at Oxford, but the course is not finished. Can anyone seriously believe this clown and the drunkard suddenly with incredible speed walked around half of Europe and wrote a book of 950 pages of fine print, full of quotations from Latin and the mass of any knowledge? What John Donne called him a giant of the mind? What highborn aristocrats like John Harrington, godson of Elizabeth I could seriously admire him, the greatest, superior and surprising the world with the consummate traveler? He is the only one in history reached India?
Of course, it is a farce, a great Rabelaisian joke, carnival fun for the circle of initiates. "The game is great British wit", as stated in the book itself. And who is the main cheerleader of this game, its writer and Director?
And that book "the great pedestrian" were the last additions to the library of the Earl shortly before his death, which overtook him in 1612.
It is important to note that among the great poetic names, glorifying Corita, no poet of the great England of William Shakespeare. Why? Yes, because Roger manners, Earl of Rutland - is Shakespeare, although he is not alone.
The work of the researcher is similar to the work of the investigator. To the mystery can come only by putting the right questions and finding them the right answers. Question first: why the era did not respond to the death of Shakespeare - after all, the care of other poets, while not comparable with it in value, became a day of national mourning. After his death published the works of the deceased, elegies written in memory of him by his contemporaries. And then - inexplicable silence. Or response was still?
In the last century researchers drew mysterious poem "the Pigeon and the Phoenix", almost simultaneous death of some extraordinary event, associated Platonic marriage, and signed "Shakespeare". It was printed in the so called the book, which was dedicated to the memory of a Dove and a Phoenix. To have survived three copies of the book. One dated 1601 year, the other, with a completely different name on the title, 1611, on the third date at all. Assumed that it inadvertently cut off by the bookbinder. So when is it published? The question is not idle: no the answer is not to determine who is hidden behind these mysterious names. Not recognizing them, not to understand and make sense of this most mysterious of Shakespeare's works.
Predecessors believed that they were dealing with two different editions of the book. Consequently, prototypes of the heroes must be sought among those who died not later than 1601. No proper figures are, the researchers came to absurd interpretations like what we are talking about Elizabeth I and executed it Essex. This in 1601, when Elizabeth was alive, surviving monarchies wrote about the dead! Isn't it risky?
Has suggested otherwise. It is not two, but one edition of the same book. On the title pages intentionally affixed a false date. On the third instance of a date not cut by the bookbinder, and the printing or just when printing of the letter was covered with a piece of paper. The book was not registered, that is no accident.
Check the inexpensive cost just 6 pence, in addition to being the publishers of the collection was in his shop a prominent place themselves punished by fines companions from this procedure shied away. Only for very good reason, they could disrupt the routine. For what? Important gentlemen, this book ordered, ordered to hide the date. Why? That the true names of the Dove and Phoenix left led only to the initiated.
Right confirms the identity of the set of remaining copies of the book, the identity of misprints and defects of the font and, most important, the identity of the paper on which they are printed. Neither in England nor in America during the past century Shakespeare moved did not care to have just a simple expertise: to compare the watermark copies from the UK (London) and (WA) libraries. Moreover - no one checked whether these signs at all. Was sure there. The examination confirmed that he was right; the watermark was also unique. And they were identical.
The next step is the establishment of the true date of publication of the book. The clue of the mourning mentioned in the text of a Salisbury, who, as it was established, died 24 July 1612. So the book came out not before. Knowing this date, and the fact that the London copy is dated 1611 year, it was possible to say with confidence that the names of the Dove and Phoenix hidden Roger manners, fifth Earl of Rutland and his wife Elizabeth Sidney, of Rutland, daughter of the great poet of England, Philip Sidney, were linked by an extraordinary Platonic marriage and died at almost the same time with Salisbury. None of the other really existed in those years, couples do not like those who grieve the authors of the book.