Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford is creating stories & poems, with attitude, about being Shakespeare
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I'm not an Oxfordian, I'm Oxford.

More than four hundred years ago I wrote the words you know as 'Shakespeare'. My story is the history that you were not taught. Now I write about it.

I lived from 1550 to 1604. In 2015 I began tweeting. When the 140-character limit threatened my sanity, I started a blog. To see what I've written, head to edevere17.com and look around. The bounded-in-a-nutshell version: I'm once again playing the allowed fool, this time within the ongoing Shakespeare Authorship debate. My matter is serious, but my manner is not. On occasion I return to iambic pentameter or sonnets. I've grown fond of limericks, after a bit of experimenting long ago. (Tempest, Othello, Lear)

My aim remains ever the same: to give you new things to think about Shakespeare, and to encourage you to think about them.

So why set up on Patreon, after two years?

I've never grudged the cost of the blog, and I enjoy writing it. I'm better at it now than I was two years ago, and I would like to post more often. In order to do that, the writing needs more time and a higher priority on my schedule. As a noted Colonial put it, TIME is Money. There are also new ideas I'd like to explore (fumetti, for instance) that will increase my expenses. I lost my shirt in that Frobisher fiasco back in '78, and I'm running out of manors to sell.

I dislike intrusive adverts, so I thought that Patreon might be a less distracting and more entertaining alternative. I have bona fides here: watch the introductory video. Their very first example of historical patronage is Romeo and Juliet, though the practice predates the Romans. And my own history as both a patron and a client is well documented. I gave away much more than I ever received. Not even close.

In the short term, donations would let me upgrade my WordPress plan, and pay my very-overdue stationer's bill. This would be a big help, especially to the stationer. My manuscripts may have vanished, but all of that paper and ink went onto my personal account. Elizabeth never let anyone turn in their receipts to the Exchequer.

Patronage demonstrates your generous and noble support for my blog and my new writing. I don't produce podcasts or videos, and I don't sell merchandise – at least not until I finish another cycle of sonnets and get a better book deal. I recently had a limerick published, in ink on paper under my own name. My blog has also made its first appearance in a published bibliography. So who can say what dreams may come. In my quest for proper Authorial recognition, the rate of progress may be slow, but it's inexorable.

At the length, truth will out. Truth. Will out.




Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks; but I thank you.






VERO NIHIL VERIUS
nothing truer than truth


All original work posted by
@edevere17 on this site is



Rewards
$1: Blog Recognition
$1 or more per month
Patrons at any level are recognised on edevere17.com. The Patrons page is listed on the main header menu, for easy access. The entries look like the following, with your circular Patreon avatar and username, unless you request something else. The image can be linked to your own website or Patreon page, if you wish.


$2: Early Access To New Poems
$2 or more per month
For a $2/mo sponsorship, you'll have early, exclusive access to all new poems that I write for the blog. I'll post them here at least a week before they're posted on the blog. Sneak previews.

You'll also receive all lower-level rewards.
$5: Custom Patron Limerick
$5 or more per month
For a $5/mo sponsorship, I'll create a three-stanza* limerick on any (reasonable) subject you choose. [Here's a sample.] You provide the information for me to work from, I'll do the poetry, then post the limerick here, to share with other $5/mo patrons. If you want it as a PDF, I will make that also and send it to you.

You'll also receive all lower-level rewards.

* You might get more, but at least three. Muses are unpredictable things.

I'm not an Oxfordian, I'm Oxford.

More than four hundred years ago I wrote the words you know as 'Shakespeare'. My story is the history that you were not taught. Now I write about it.

I lived from 1550 to 1604. In 2015 I began tweeting. When the 140-character limit threatened my sanity, I started a blog. To see what I've written, head to edevere17.com and look around. The bounded-in-a-nutshell version: I'm once again playing the allowed fool, this time within the ongoing Shakespeare Authorship debate. My matter is serious, but my manner is not. On occasion I return to iambic pentameter or sonnets. I've grown fond of limericks, after a bit of experimenting long ago. (Tempest, Othello, Lear)

My aim remains ever the same: to give you new things to think about Shakespeare, and to encourage you to think about them.

So why set up on Patreon, after two years?

I've never grudged the cost of the blog, and I enjoy writing it. I'm better at it now than I was two years ago, and I would like to post more often. In order to do that, the writing needs more time and a higher priority on my schedule. As a noted Colonial put it, TIME is Money. There are also new ideas I'd like to explore (fumetti, for instance) that will increase my expenses. I lost my shirt in that Frobisher fiasco back in '78, and I'm running out of manors to sell.

I dislike intrusive adverts, so I thought that Patreon might be a less distracting and more entertaining alternative. I have bona fides here: watch the introductory video. Their very first example of historical patronage is Romeo and Juliet, though the practice predates the Romans. And my own history as both a patron and a client is well documented. I gave away much more than I ever received. Not even close.

In the short term, donations would let me upgrade my WordPress plan, and pay my very-overdue stationer's bill. This would be a big help, especially to the stationer. My manuscripts may have vanished, but all of that paper and ink went onto my personal account. Elizabeth never let anyone turn in their receipts to the Exchequer.

Patronage demonstrates your generous and noble support for my blog and my new writing. I don't produce podcasts or videos, and I don't sell merchandise – at least not until I finish another cycle of sonnets and get a better book deal. I recently had a limerick published, in ink on paper under my own name. My blog has also made its first appearance in a published bibliography. So who can say what dreams may come. In my quest for proper Authorial recognition, the rate of progress may be slow, but it's inexorable.

At the length, truth will out. Truth. Will out.




Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks; but I thank you.






VERO NIHIL VERIUS
nothing truer than truth


All original work posted by
@edevere17 on this site is



Recent posts by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Rewards
$1: Blog Recognition
$1 or more per month
Patrons at any level are recognised on edevere17.com. The Patrons page is listed on the main header menu, for easy access. The entries look like the following, with your circular Patreon avatar and username, unless you request something else. The image can be linked to your own website or Patreon page, if you wish.


$2: Early Access To New Poems
$2 or more per month
For a $2/mo sponsorship, you'll have early, exclusive access to all new poems that I write for the blog. I'll post them here at least a week before they're posted on the blog. Sneak previews.

You'll also receive all lower-level rewards.
$5: Custom Patron Limerick
$5 or more per month
For a $5/mo sponsorship, I'll create a three-stanza* limerick on any (reasonable) subject you choose. [Here's a sample.] You provide the information for me to work from, I'll do the poetry, then post the limerick here, to share with other $5/mo patrons. If you want it as a PDF, I will make that also and send it to you.

You'll also receive all lower-level rewards.

* You might get more, but at least three. Muses are unpredictable things.