The ‘missing years’ of William Shakespeare is one of the major puzzles in the field of English Literature. He is by universal agreement the most important writer of the English language. Hundreds, if not thousands, of books of his works have been published, including biography and literary theory. And yet, a large chunk of his biography is missing. Biographers have found this to be an embarrassing problem. They do not know where he was or what he was doing in the period between leaving school in Stratford-upon-Avon and when he emerged as a dramatist-poet in the early 1590s.
John Idris Jones has worked on this for over twenty years. In this book, he brings together thousands of details which add to the sum of knowledge of Shakespeare’s life and work. Here, ‘The Lancashire Theory’ is augmented.