"North of Shakespeare": The Trailer for the Book

[“North of Shakespeare” is available now: www.amazon.com ] No conspiracies, no speculation, just the documented proof that Sir Thomas North wrote the plays! “North of Shakespeare,” written by the acclaimed scholar-author of the Oxford University Press science book, “Here Be Dragons”, exposes extraordinary, documented information that is now revolutionizing everything we thought we knew about Shakespeare. Specifically, a thorough analysis of seven rare documents has unambiguously confirmed that the impoverished, war-weary scholar-knight, Sir Thomas North, was the one who actually penned the original “Shakespearean” masterpieces and that Shakespeare had merely adapted North’s plays for the public stage. Moreover, a careful examination of the actual title pages of the dramas published while Shakespeare was alive and even up until 1620 — combined with a study of all relevant comments from his contemporaries — reconfirms this same fact. Yes, everyone knew exactly what Shakespeare wrote; yes, all the title pages printed during his lifetime are correct, and yes, Shakespeare wrote everything clearly attributed to him while he was alive, but as we shall see: Most of the plays attributed to Shakespeare during his lifetime and even up until 1620 are not the same plays that everyone thinks he wrote! The true story of North and Shakespeare, unlike all other speculations over authorship, whether put forth by orthodox scholars or intelligent dissidents, is devoid of all conspiracies

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33 thoughts on “"North of Shakespeare": The Trailer for the Book

  • 8th August 2012 at 7:29 pm

    You may find the other “North of Shakespeare” videos a little more explanatory — or the book too!

  • 8th August 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Phew!  Well, that’s settled then.

  • 8th August 2012 at 8:11 pm

    This book was like a bullet to my brain. Every explanation of who wrote Shakespeare’s plays, including the man himself, has significant flaws.

    Except this one. Bravo!

  • 8th August 2012 at 8:39 pm

    the general quality of academic english literature scholarship is so low these days as to be almost meaningless !

    sir henry neville shipped cannon to denmark in one of his business ventures. there’s heaps of other connections !

    there has always been an issue with shakespeare writing the shakespearean plays, for instance his children and parents were illiterate and he may not have been literate himself !

  • 8th August 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Mozart wrote several fugues in the baroque style, but I doubt many people are saying that Bach and Mozart are one and the same. Simply because Shakespeare drew inspiration from what came before doesn’t mean that he is someone else. As I understand it, most reputable scholars believe that Shakespeare based Hamlet upon an earlier text, but not that Hamlet must have been written by 1589.

  • 8th August 2012 at 9:43 pm

    honestly hamlet means small village and fits the sense well enough without having to conjecture the pre-existance of the play hamlet

    imo sir henry neville is the leading candidate for being the true author of shakespeares plays !

  • 8th August 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I will do that “WillShakespeare2007”. But please check out the book. See if you like it.

  • 8th August 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I guess I should give the book a read as I can not imagine who this knight is and have never heard this theory before. Sounds interesting

    Please take a moment to check out my page as I directed a number of Shakespeare scenes for an international documentary on the authorship question. If you decide to make a documentary let me know as I would love to direct. Look at me whoring myself on youtube, oh well, if you don’t ask you don’t get.

    Good luck with the book.

  • 8th August 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Soooo, how is it that 97% of the Greenland ice sheet melted last week?
    guardian . co. uk/environment/2012/jul/24/gre enland-ice-sheet-thaw-nasa?INT CMP=SRCH
    this just in from NASA:
    watch?v=uVkfh89iyeU&feature=g- u-u
    Well at least everyone is calm… that is important… like it was really important on the Titanic… so let the band play…. let it play, let it play all the time….. roll up and spend your last dime.

  • 8th August 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Notice how he stands stock-still when he speaks. That’s part of the secret code that NWO members use to identify each other.

    See my video on global warming for the RealTruth.

  • 8th August 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Mann misrepresents ‘low, medium, and high’ models – see:


  • 8th August 2012 at 11:43 pm

    great work, evidence for everyone to see…. yet the uneducated jump on the conservative band wagon and deny everything not written in the bible…

  • 9th August 2012 at 12:42 am

    Not a problem. There’s a lot of material on this issue but those are two key recent research papers. The overall science dates back to the 1820’s with the work of Joseph Fourier, then John Tyndall in the 1850’s, and Svante Arrhenius at the turn of the 20th century. The basic science on this has been understood for a very long time.

    There are uncertainties though, mostly dealing with the climate system’s sensitivity to CO2 concentrations. That’s partly what the Royer paper is about.

  • 9th August 2012 at 1:05 am

    Thank you! I’ll take a read and then check out the video-lecture you referred.

  • 9th August 2012 at 1:10 am

    Youtube won’t let you post actual links. What you have to do is copy the link I posted, paste it in your browser and replace the (dot) with an actual dot.

  • 9th August 2012 at 1:11 am

    The ‘links’ you sent are not actually links. Please try and post them again.

  • 9th August 2012 at 1:43 am

    Thank you. I’ll check these out.

  • 9th August 2012 at 1:48 am

    I linked you to the pdf’s in the previous comment.

  • 9th August 2012 at 2:27 am

    I really would like to read the studies myself. I can only find abstracts of the two studies that you sited. Do you know where I can actually read these entire studies?

  • 9th August 2012 at 3:02 am

    Here is a pdf of the Lacis paper: tiny(dot)cc/d6lvcw

    Here is a pdf of the Royer paper: tiny(dot)cc/38lvcw

    Definitely watch Dr Alley’s lecture, though. Just search for “Alley biggest control knob a23a”

  • 9th August 2012 at 3:02 am

    These are abstracts. I want to read the entire study. Do you know where I can do find these?
    Thanks again.

  • 9th August 2012 at 3:39 am

    Honestly, if you’d like to understand the subject better Dr Alley’s lecture is a great place to start.

  • 9th August 2012 at 3:53 am

    I just pointed you to them. You should go read them.

  • 9th August 2012 at 4:52 am

    Again, where is the peer reviewed study which unequivocally proves this?

  • 9th August 2012 at 5:42 am

    Both of those ARE peer reviewed papers. Royer et al 2007 was published in the journal Nature. Lacis et al 2010 was published in the journal Science. These are two of the most acclaimed journals that there are.

  • 9th August 2012 at 5:57 am

    These are not peer reviewed scientific studies. They are simply articles. Please direct me to any PEER REVIEWED scientific study published in a accredited scientific journal. Thank you.

  • 9th August 2012 at 6:19 am

    These papers and this lecture point out how CO2 is the key atmospheric gas controlling global temperature. In the past CO2 has acted as a sort of thermostat to moderate the Earth’s climate. What we are doing today is abruptly altering the radiative properties of the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. It’s sort of like accidentally bumping the thermostat in your house, only with CO2 it will take 1000 years to reset that thermostat.

  • 9th August 2012 at 6:34 am

    I would start with Richard Alley’s video lecture titled “The Biggest Control Knob (A23A).”

    There are two key papers I would search for, one is Royer etal 2007, “Climate sensitivity constrained by CO2 concentrations over the past 420 million years”

    The other one is, Lacis et al 2010, “Atmospheric CO2: Principal Control Knob Governing Earth’s Temperature”

  • 9th August 2012 at 7:30 am

    Would someone please show me a peer reviewed scientific study that points to the fact that man made CO2 is the main driving force for our earth’s temp changes. I have searched the entire internet and have not been able to find one.

  • 9th August 2012 at 7:52 am

    Sheep piss me off……..Turn off the TV…..

  • 9th August 2012 at 8:09 am

    Gerald North stood up for him in the senate. Dr. Mann is a young and up and coming scientist.

  • 9th August 2012 at 8:56 am

    Liar? How? He has been investigated [7?] times and found innocent of any wrongdoing. Of course conspiracy theorists are never appeased. The investigation you should be most interested in was done by the National Academy of Science. Just google it.

  • 9th August 2012 at 9:12 am

    I don’t think there is much more to say except that human is causing the climate to warm substantially

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