The Shakespeare Code

Despite appearances to the contrary……

……Henry Wriothesley, the Third Earl of Southampton….

……or ‘Harry Southampton’ as he liked to be known…..

……wasn’t EXCLUSIVELY gay at all!!!

He fell deeply in love with one of Queen Elizabeth’s Ladies-in-Waiting, Elizabeth Vernon…

…..who many in Titchfield believe was the original of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet….

After a stormy, erotic courtship (Elizabeth was pregnant when Harry married her) the couple produced two daughters in the reign of Queen Elizabeth…

…..and then two sons in the reign of King James….

They also enjoyed a loving, intimate relationship…..

When Harry was fighting Ireland in 1599, a pregnant Elizabeth wrote to him:

My dear Lord and only joy of my life…I am severed from you whom I do, and ever will, most infinitely and truly love…I most infinitely long for you, my dear and only joy. I beseech you, love forever most faithfully me, that everlastingly will remain your faithful and…

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  1. Hi,
    I clicked over and had a read, what an amazing read it was, very well done, and a great lot of pictures as well.

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  3. Reblogging is the sincerest form of flattery. Thank you.
    (Trixie the Cat, responding on behalf of the Agents of The Shakespeare Code)
    P.S. Your blog looks MOST interesting……T.the C.

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