Shakespeare's Dark Lady

    Shakespeare's Dark Lady

    Amelia Bassano Lanier: The Woman behind Shakespeare's Plays?

    John Hudson

    Amberley 2014

    Hardback 288pp Illustrated

    9781445621609   Product Code: 21100

    Amelia Bassano (1569-1645) came from a family of court musicians to Elizabeth I and became mistress to Lord Hunsdon, the courtier in charge of the theatre. Later, she emerged as Christopher Marlowe's lover and collaborator, the 'dark lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets and a published poet in her own right. Hudson's controversial and well-researched book shows that Amelia Bassano was in all the right places and had all the right knowledge, skills and contacts to have produced the Shakespearean canon.

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