About the Book
Did you grow up thinking the man from Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the plays and sonnets?
So did Barbara Hobens until she studied his works in college, went to his hometown, and researched his life story. It just didn't mesh!
Barbara denounces William Shakespeare as the writer and offers convincing evidence that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford is the true author.
Note: This book is based on a PechaKucha (TM) lecture she presented in 2014.
A childhood spent playing in the woods next to her Demarest, New Jersey home cultivated a respect for wildlife and nature. She lived in & designed gardens in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen for 18 years, wrote Garden Your City, then moved north to the Hudson Valley. An historic garden designer, author, and lecturer, Barbara Hobens enjoys her 1890 home, garden, stream, pets, and wildlife. "There is history every place you stand." - Barbara Hobens She served as Historian of the Town of Hyde Park (2016 & 17) and President (2018) and Board of Directors (2016-18) of F.W. Vanderbilt Garden Assoc, - Vanderbilt Mansion. Harrison Fellow at Historic Landscape Institute at Monticello & University of Virginia, 2018 Researcher - Robert Morris - Founding Father (Facebook page) 5th Great-Grandfather Founding Member at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, Garrison, NY Habitat Steward Host - National Wildlife Federation Deer Steward - Quality Deer Management Association