Oxford/Shaxper Timeline


1550
1560
1570
1580
1590
1600
1610
1620
Reign
of
Edward
VI
1547-
1553
Reign
of
Mary I
1553-
1558
Reign of Queen Elizabeth
1558-1603
Reign of James I
1603-1625

1586
Trial of
Mary
Queen of Scots
1588
Armada

1601
Trial
of
Essex


William Shaksper of Stratford 1564-1616

Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Alban 1561-1626

Christopher Marlowe 1564-1593

Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford 1550-1604

1593 to 1604
Poems and
thirteen plays
published. (Venus & Adonis
--1593 to Hamlet
(2d Ed.) 1604
1608
1609
1622
Sonnets
and three
plays
published.

1623
Twenty
plays
first
published.

Of the many others advanced as authors of "Shakespeare," Francis Bacon is the only candidate who was alive for the publication of the 1623 Folio. Several major plays, including the Tempest and Henry VIII, were never seen in print before 1623. For example, there are historical records that indicate that Bacon was working on "The History of King Henry the VIII" as early as 1622 and documentation that he applied for the loan of archives(records office) pertaining to the reign of Henry VIII in January 1623. In December of 1623, "The History of King Henry VIII "was printed for the very first time in the Shakespeare First Folio.