March 27, 2016

William Henry Ireland: Poet, Law Clerk, and Forger

A copy of William Henry Ireland's forged "Shakespeare" play, Vortigern, goes on display at the British Library beginning April 15th. When first performed, the play caused quite a lot of debate over its authenticity. More here from the Telegraph.

For more on William Henry Ireland's origins and his history as a forger, poet, and sometime law clerk, see the Smithsonian Magazine. 

And remember, National Poetry Month begins April 1st...

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