Last updated: June 19, 2016
First posted: April 30, 2008
Bruce Leyland and James Goding propose that the puzzling dedication to Shakespeare’s Sonnets (1609) may be a "map" of the 154 sonnets. The dedication is "signed" TT, and there is an acrostic TTMAP across the first 5 lines (below).
This mapping complements Brenda James's original identification of Sir Henry Neville as the hidden writer of the works of William Shakespeare through her own analysis of the Dedication to the Sonnets.
This work reveals an astounding mapping between the strange Dedication to Shakespeare’s Sonnets (1609) and the Sonnets themselves. This predictable pattern not only spells out Sir Henry Neville, it illuminates key events in Neville’s biography. This is a poet’s code - worthy of the greatest English writer. If any doubt remains, Leyland and Goding show that this mapping corresponds to the codes used by Neville as Ambassador to France in 1601. Neville's story not only fits, it’s verifiable.
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