Can you keep a secret?
For four hundred years the world has believed that the actor William Shakespeare was the greatest writer that has ever lived.
The world was wrong.
In this stunning biography... More > of the Master of the Ceremonies William Corbett has unearthed new evidence of the traces left by the hand of the real ‘Shakespeare’ - a recusant Catholic at the highest level of Elizabethan and Stuart society.
Thinker, Traitor, Soldier, Spy.
The Master of the Ceremonies led the covert propaganda war at the heart of the Counter Reformation, speaking directly to his Catholic audience by inserting coded messages in the plays he published using William Shakespeare as his amanuensis, his mask. But his great work remained hidden - his name unknown for four hundred years. In this compelling tale of deceit and intrigue we have finally found the courtier-author that the world and the works deserve.
The greatest story never told.
Until now.< Less