Penelope Rich as the Dark Lady

Yesterday John Hamill gave a stimulating talk on Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton. Some put this fair, young gent as Shakespeare’s lover. Others put him as the love child of Queen Elizabeth and Edward de Vere. But John Hamill puts him as the lovechild of de Vere and Penelope.

Penelope Rich (Devereux) is quite a fascinating candidate for the Dark Lady of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. You can read more about her HERE. Apparently she had 11 children with 2? different men and was considered to be ‘loose’ in the modern sense of the word.

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