Shakespeare on location, where to next?
If one has been following the trail thus far and has returned for more, then may I extend to all a very a warm welcome back, and much gratitude for your interest! Prepare yourself accordingly for today, I shall reveal something rather astonishing that can leave us all in no doubt of where the compass points to next. Now this one has a few moving parts that may seem unconnected initially, but please bear with me as I present them all. I promise it will all come together in the end.
We must applaud Alexander Waugh and his brilliant brain for working out our next very valuable and most compelling clue…
Let us recall the 19-column sonnet grid from Alexander’s presentation that, once deciphered, reads, “D VE LIES HERE”. Edward-de-Vere is also referred to as ‘the fourth T’, a handy little clue to take note of at this juncture. This grid also divulges the floor plan of poets’ corner in Westminster Abbey, that when corresponded with the ‘compass clue’ discovered in the sonnet title page, points directly to Shakespeare’s monument in Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey. So, in summary, this clue states that Ed D Vere lies beneath Shakespeare’s monument. Is this not compelling evidence that Edward-de-Vere is indeed strongly connected to Shakespeare in some way?
This Compass helps to find more than one location and is further proved by other layers further down the line, so do stick with it as it unravels. For now, let’s head over to Poets’ Corner in one of London’s longest standing and most iconic buildings, outlandishly impressive, and a true statement piece of architecture, Westminster Abbey.
Interred and commemorated here is a list of all the main movers and shakers of History. From kings and queens dating back to the 11th century, to medieval knights and more recent war heroes. One will also find famous poets, accomplished scientists, legendary composers, aristocrats that didn’t really do anything special but could afford a plot, and of course our main man in question, William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare’s monument resides in Poets’ Corner, a part of the abbey dedicated to commemorating the literary and musical arts. The likes of Keats, Handle, Dickens, the Bronte sisters, and Jane Austin can be found here, to name but a few. Shakespeare’s monument conceals a litany of clues, too many to cover in one go, so I shall just go over a few for now. Count the books (note, no titles) and the number of heads. We have the number 3. Three is a magic number after all, and a firm favorite of the Masons.
Hidden within this monument we also find the Chi Rho Symbol, imitating the effigies of the Knights Templar found in Temple Church, thus linking this monument to the Templars.
To see further examples of the Chi Rho symbol and how they correlate to both the Knights Templar effigies and Shakespeare’s monument, do give the short clip below a watch.
Now, let’s take a closer look at what is written on this scroll. Notice the four T’s in a vertical line that when arranged accordingly create the Triple Tao, a symbol adopted by the Masons of the time. The Tripple Tao is technically comprised of 3 T’s placed together that then create the fourth T within the 3. Remember who the fourth T is! A further handful of clues are encoded in the riddle written on the scroll. It’s an extract from ‘The Tempest’ but the lines have been slightly rearranged from the original play. I wonder why?
Notice Shakespeare’s finger pointing to the word ‘Temples’, but the word is spelt incorrectly on purpose. It’s a play on words to really mean Templars. Thus, linking this monument to the ‘Templars’ for the second time. Compounding this clue is the word Solomn, alluding to King Soloman’s Temple, another obsession of the Knights Templars.
The clues on this treasure hunt are not only multi layered, but they are hidden in different places. One must find them and decipher them before one can compare and compile them in order to make sense of it. So back and forth we go from syntax written on monuments, back to sonnet cyphers, and on to geometry in title pages. We’ve been guided to Stratford-upon-Avon and Westminster Abbey, so, where will it point to next???
Let’s head back to our trusty sonnet title page to see if we can gain some clarity on our next location of interest. If one has been enjoying this eye-opening treasure hunt so far, I promise the next little clip will not disappoint. It’s time to follow the white rabbit a little further down the rabbit hole…
I’ll let that sink in….
Join me next time where I shall present further proof of our latest location of interest, plus a few more tantalizing clues. Did I mention that this sonnet title page goes deep? The plot is thickening by the hour, so hold on tight as there are further mind-blowing revelations still to come.
The game, Dear Reader, is most certainly afoot!
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Until next time, happy treasure hunting!
Adieu for now.
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