Francis Bacon - Shakespeare Authorship Resources

Sir Francis Bacon, Statesman, Author, MysteryFans of Shakespeare sometimes wonder "Why all the fuss over who wrote Shakespeare's plays?" All the suspects have been dead for hundreds of years.

Casting Francis Bacon as the author of Shakespeare brings significance to answering the question: the Plays fulfill a key role in Bacon's plan, his Great Instauration, to advance knowledge and infuse philosophy into the English Renaissance.

The Shakespeare plays also served as a key vehicle to solidify the English language, which in the early Elizabethan era was fractured by a variety of local dialects. Until the English Renaissance, all important communication and record keeping of academics, scientists, church and state used Latin.

The following is a list of websites exploring the Shakespeare authorship controversy. Most of these websites follow Mark Twain's perspective, “...I took this attitude, to wit: I only BELIEVED Bacon wrote Shakespeare, whereas I KNEW Shakespeare didn't.”


Bacon and Shakespeare Websites:

  • Sir Explores the facets of Francis Bacon's life and his literary, scientific and philosophical works.
  • Francis Bacon Research Trust One of Peter Dawkins' websites providing education and resources about the philosophy, life and works of Sir Francis Bacon, Shakespeare, the Rosicrucians and other key exponents of the Ancient Perennial Wisdom associated with Francis Bacon or having a bearing on his work.
  • Reverse Spin's Sir Francis Bacon research fills in many of the blanks in unfolding the mystery of Sir Francis Bacon.
  • The Shakespeare Authorship Coalition "dedicated to legitimizing authorship issues by increasing awareness of reasonable doubt about the identity of William Shakespeare". Read the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt for a concise account of why people find it unbelievable that Will Shaksper the actor could have created the Plays.
  • Bacon Is Shakespeare Penn Leary's website on Penn's research into the cryptographic Shakespeare. A more scientific study than the efforts of the 19th century cryptographers. Websites also contains many resource items - a real treasure.
  • Bacon's Intimate Connection with Freemasonry and the Rosicrucians - In depth review of Dan Brown's Lost Symbols book with information on Francis Bacon's connections with Freemasonry and their links in America
  • Who Wrote Shakespeare? The Shakespeare Authorship Information Centre
  • The Francis Bacon Society, organized over 100 years ago, champions the Francis Bacon side of the Shakespeare authorship controversy and provides a wealth of information on the Elizabethan era, and the philosophy and cryptography contained in the Plays.
  • Sir George Trevelyan and Shakespeare Information on Shakespeare aficionado Sir George Trevelyan, articles by Sir George and by his friends about his works.
  • The Complete Works of Shakespeare MIT's searchable Plays and poetry website
  • Shakespeare And The Internet A pro-Stratfordian website with pages of background material and links that any lover of Shakespeare will relish.
  • The Internet Shakespeare Edition Created by the University of Victoria "to inspire a love of Shakespeare's works in a world-wide audience... we create and publish works for the student, scholar, actor, and general reader ... scholarly, fully annotated texts of Shakespeare's plays, multimedia explorations of the context of Shakespeare's life and works, and records of his plays in performance." A great Shakespeare resource.
  • The Absolute Shakespeare site contains the plays, sonnets, pictures, a quote glossary and a list of Shakespeare films. It also contains the Bard's Facts, which is probably better termed the "bare facts".
  • Renaissance - The Elizabethan World Thanks to Jenna Hill and her Tennessee high school theater class for alerting us to this Shakespeare resource - links to bios, plays and poems.
  • William Shakespeare - King of Theater A treasure trove of documents and information from the Elizabethan era, including of list of 100 resource websites of the Renaissance and Elizabethan England.