The ‘missing years’ of William Shakespeare are one of the major puzzles in the field of English literature. He is by universal agreement the most important writer of the English language. Hundreds, if not thousands, of books on his works have been published, including biography and literary theory.
And yet, a large part of his biography is incomplete, and biographers have found this to be an embarrassing problem. They do not know where he was or what he was doing in the period between leaving school in Stratford-upon-Avon and when he emerged as a dramatist-poet in the early 1590s.
John Idris Jones has worked on Shakespeare’s Missing Years for over twenty years. In this essential book, he brings together thousands of details, which add to the sum of knowledge of Shakespeare’s life and work. Here, ‘The Lancashire Theory’ is augmented.
|FORMAT||234 x 156 mm|
|PUBLICATION DATE||10 May 2018|
|ILLUSTRATIONS||21 black-and-white illustrations|
Born in the Berwyn mountains of mid-Wales, John Idris Jones moved to Ruthin where he attended Brynhyfryd School. He then studied at the universities of Keele, Leeds and Cornell where he held the Philosophical Foundations Assistantship. He taught at Northern Illinois University and in Cardiff at the College of Education and University. Jones ran a publishing company and retired to live in Ruthin where he lives with his wife Denise who was a Member of the Welsh Assembly.