The Complete Cryptographic Shakespeare


A MONOGRAPH WHEREIN THE POEMS AND PLAYS ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ARE PROVEN TO CONTAIN THE ENCIPHERED NAME OF THE CONCEALED
AUTHOR,
FRANCIS BACON

By PENN LEARY

Charles Dickens, a student of human nature, had this to say: "The life of Shakespeare is a fine mystery, and I tremble every day lest something should turn up."

Something has turned up.

This is a story about William Shakespeare and a few of his contemporaries. He died over 400 years ago and for almost a century he rested comfortably in his Stratford-on-Avon tomb.

Now, by science, Penn Leary intends to prove that our actor, Mr. Shakespeare, is worthy only of that pity we reserve for literary impostors. For example, he will show the patient reader the real author's name as it was concealed in the isolated first word of dialogue, on the first line of the first page of the first printing of the first play in the First Folio , the 1623 edition of William Shakespeare's COMEDIES HISTORIES & TRAGEDIES .

Penn Leary knew that Shakespeare did not write the Sonnets. He knew that he did not write the Plays. And he knew who did write those poems, those plays that still shine with the early, the sunrise glory of our English language.

So come along with him, you bold unbiased examiners of Stratfordian and Verulamian tombs, and he will explain his delightful secret. We shall need to recede, to steal silently and thoughtfully back through the ages. We shall need to study and to consider; to compare the obvious with the unthinkable; to learn something about cryptography.

While following these traces it is not necessary to leave behind a sense of humor, to see the fun of it as Twain might have enjoyed it.

"Why how now gentleman: why this is flat knaverie to take upon you another mans's name."
William Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, iv, 1, 127

"Wherefore let us come to CYPHARS. Their kinds are many as, Cyphars simple; Cyphars intermixt with Nulloes, or non-significant Characters; Cyphers of double Letters under one Character; Wheele-Cyphars; Kay-Cyphars; Cyphars of words; Others."
Francis Bacon: The Advancement of Learning

Follow Penn Leary's journey from him taking a trip of curiosity to Oak Island in Nova Scotia, then down to New York City to be enlightened by the island's owner's speculation that the manuscripts of the Shakespearean plays were written by Francis Bacon, and finally peer into Penn's research of Oak Island, Bacon and Shakespeare's life story, ciphers of the Elizabethan period, and his discovery of the cipher which proves that the true author's embedded his own name into the published works of both William Shakespeare and Francis Bacon's own published writings.

 

Bio

Thomas Pennell "Penn" Leary worked as a trial lawyer in his native city of Omaha, Nebraska beginning in 1947 and practiced law until the late 1990s.  During WW II he was a bomber and fighter test pilot assigned to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, and later was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services to work on "Project Javaman."  He was a writer in the fields of law, electronics, weather and aeronautics, and held several
patents.  His hobbies included photography, printing, machine shop work, electronics, Elizabethan history, computers and cryptography.

When Penn Leary passed away on March 9th, 2005, the world lost a great man, husband, father and scholar.  His family and friends are proud of him and his accomplishments and he is greatly missed.

His book, which is in its third edition, "The Complete Cryptographic Shakespeare," contains 499 total pages, 16 chapters plus 23 supplemental chapters of supporting information, and 16 photo illustrations, is available on Amazon for purchase for $28.95 plus postage.  Click the link below:

 

Cryptographic Shakespeare

 

Reviews

“Once in a while ideas and discoveries do more than just fire the electrical circuits in our brains, they really light up the metaphorical light bulb.  Moreover, certain books seem to knock our skulls into a new mold to hold the old grey matter.  Such a book has been written by Penn Leary and is reviewed in this issue.  He has provided a rock-solid solution to the peculiar dedication to Shake-Speares Sonnets…[which]…has aroused much speculation from literary experts, but the only logical solution is provided by cryptography.  This gives a water-tight answer to the odd wording and spelling, without which a clear message could not be obtained.  Penn Leary had to use a very rare edition of the Sonnets, not the well-known one sold by John Wright.  The message reveals the true author and the person to whom publication of the Sonnets was dedicated – someone quite unexpected. …Lavish recommendation cannot do adequate justice to Penn Leary’s work… It is so remarkable that it should be in every free-thinker’s library.”

-Editorial, Richard Barker, BACONIANA, Vol. LXXI, No. 188, December 1989 

“The first part of this book givens a comprehensive and convincing review of the evidence concerning Francis Bacon’s authorship of the Shakespeare works. …Not only does Mr. Leary provide an excellent outline of and introduction to cryptology, but he also uses the requirements laid down by modern experts (William Friedman and David Kahn) to analyze the system he has found.  Thus, he thoroughly demonstrates how the cipher system in the Sonnets meets all the strict criteria for being a true cipher.  His discovery therefore seems irrefutable.  Also, he shows how its authenticity can be confirmed by its consistent employment in contemporary works (e.g., William Basse’s Epitaph on Shakespeare, a couple of Bacon’s open works and in several places within the Shakespeare Sonnets and First Folio).  They all hold the same cryptic ‘signature’.”

  -Book Review, T.D. Bokenham & Richard Barker, BACONIANA, Vol. LXXI, No. 188, December 1989 

"The author…has skillfully marshaled all the evidence and has prepared a persuasive case for his point of view…  Regardless of the verdict you will reach, you will have engaged in an enjoyable and educational experience by reading and weighing the evidence."

  -Book Review, Louis Kruh, CRYPTOLOGIA, Volume 12, No. 1, January 1988

Simon Doonan,
THE WASHINGTON PAPER

Mandy Fernandez,
SEATTLE DAILY

Gemma Nashville,
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