Do you remember reading my #462 (April 4,2001) on this forum?
Charles Ogburn wrote THE MYSTERIOUS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.
It's not easy reading.
There are two or three Trussell citations in his index.
His claim is that Edward de Vere and Wm.S. both had
His main claim is that Edward de Vere was "the real" Shakespeare.
Also claims that AS YOU LIKE IT was written while on a visit to one of the Trussell manors. May have been Billesley but I'm not sure.
Have seen this volume in the local public library.
If not available at your library, an interlibrary loan should be able to find it.
I loved the book. His claim seems fairly reasonable but so does the more popular claim for Francis Bacon as having been Shakespeare.
Wish it would get settled once and for all. Maybe Ron will tell us his thoughts about this. He might have info not available to us.
The most outrageous offering in the book is that Edward de Vere and Queen Elizabeth were parents of a boy who later became Earl Wriottesley and the holder of property originally owned by Trussells. This last fact is something I found in the Victorian History of Warwickshire. It blew me away. Ogburn claims the sonnets to "a boy" that raised questions as to Shakespeare's homosexuality were really odes to this much loved "secret" son. True or not true, it is pure drama. The story would make a fantastic film with the added boon of having been based on possible fact.
Hope you find the book and enjoy it half as much as I did.
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