Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom
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Hamlet, King Lear and the sonnets are among the most enduring and resonant works of English literature, yet their creator remains strangely unknowable. If this engaging, learned and controversial book is to be believed, that is no accident but the result of a systematic effort to conceal the author's identity. With forensic precision, it unearths a series of clues that point to a figure close to Queen Elizabeth herself, and reveals the tragic love story behind this grandest of literary deceptions.