The Murderer, the Motive, the Means
History Press 2013
Hardback 296pp Illustrated
9780752487250   Product Code: 22329
William Shakespeare lived in violent times, and his death at the age of 52 passed without comment. By the time he was adopted as the national poet, many aspects of his life had been concealed. Drawing on painstaking documentary research and forensic analysis of his death mask, this sensational book unravels the coded political messages hidden in his plays, and reveals why, in the words of his rival Ben Jonson, 'it was necessary he should be stopped'.