by Brian Dutton
Rutland (1576 – 1612), in the sonnets, writes covertly and bravely about his sexual impotency. No scholar has ever been able to provide evidence that substantiates any of the sonnets. I have explained many of them. Rutland was King James’s ambassador to King Christian IV of Denmark and stayed in the royal castle at Elsinor, the setting for Hamlet. He married Elizabeth Sidney — she, fifteen, he twenty-three — but the marriage was never consummated. He writes two very poignant poems to her — Sonnets 139 and 140. She is the prototype of many of his dramatic heroines — Viola, Beatrice, Rosalind, Portia, Cordelia, et al.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brian Dutton had to overcome adversity in youth, but found his way (essay on Nietzsche) to university (Keele, 1961-1965) where he studied English and Politics. He became a teacher. In retirement, he solved the Shakespeare Authorship Problem. It took him ten years to research and pen his discoveries. Now relaxing, he is relieved to be free of Shaksperean hypocrisy and mendacity. His ardent hope is that Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland, will be accepted as the real author of the canon. His interests are conversation, reading (anything), cryptic crosswords, classical music, chess, films, and horse racing.
(2007, paperback, 440 pages)
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