Begin at the Beguine


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Dorothea Dickerman returns as Steven’s guest to discuss why the 3649 lines of poetry in "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece" are well worth the read for Quillers on the trail of the Shakespeare authorship mystery. Dorothea uses her background as a lawyer to delve into Tudor law, politics, and first and third party historical documents to explain the details of these two epic poems, and why the works were part of a high stakes personal and political battle over the family secrets behind the verses.

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