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  • n. Plural form of Oxfordian.


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  • Mr. Matus made it his duty to do battle with the people who have come to be known as the Oxfordians.

    A Local Life: Irvin Leigh Matus, 69, penniless Shakespeare scholar who lived by his own design

  • The only argument he is quoted as making is, “It is probably more likely that the pro-Shakespearean people are affected by a democratic bias than the Oxfordians are affected by an aristocratic bias” – not exactly compelling.


  • Stratford, by the way, was not just a village in Shakespeare's time, though it suits the "Oxfordians" to present Shakespeare as an ignorant village yokel: "By the King's letters patent in the seventh year of Edward VI's reign, it became an independent town-ship; a corporation possessed of a common seal and consisting of a bailiff and a council of fourteen burgesses and fourteen aldermen."

    Shakespeare & Co.

  • Stevens, like other "Oxfordians," finds it unlikely that an ordinary man like William Shakespeare could have known all that he did about history, let alone been possessed of such an extraordinary writing talent.

    Arizona Daily Wildcat

  • Oxfordians believe that Shakespeare's use of Latin and court life in his plays adds to the probability of a nobleman as the author of the plays.

    Jonathan Hobratsch: Shakespeare Is Shakespeare

  • When Oxfordians argued that there was no evidence that Shakespeare attended school, Mr. Matus went to Stratford and looked through old enrollment ledgers.

    A Local Life: Irvin Leigh Matus, 69, penniless Shakespeare scholar who lived by his own design

  • Although it is called this, it is by no means restricted to people from Cambridge (even Oxfordians are members!), and Ihope that more people - young and old - will discover the beauty of Gregorian chant and the Church's musical treasury through it, and participate in its workshops and chant weekends.

    Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge's Winter Weekend

  • For one, Oxfordians tend to either neglect or forget that Oxford died in 1604, years before several of Shakespeare's major works were written (or suggested to have been written).

    Emmerich Casts Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis and Rhys Ifans in Anonymous, His Shakespeare Film | /Film

  • Having gone into it with a relatively open mind, I soon realised that the Oxfordians and their rivals just were not interested in actual evidence; any data point at all was either co-opted to the theory or dismissed as obvious forgery, based entirely on the writer's prejudices rather than on any other factors.

    Linkspam for 6-8-2009

  • Somewhat unsurprisingly, Oxfordians weren't short of some marvellous facts.

    TwiTrip to Oxford - the verdict


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