A British television managed to convince the church that is currently harboring the remains of the greatest playwright and poet that ever lived. Upon extensive research using state of the art GPR scan, the team discovered that the skull of Shakespeare is missing from his grave. This research validates the nineteenth-century story that claimed that a scientist stole the head in order to perform research on it.
William Shakespeare is probably the most famous author of all times. Everything he ever wrote was praised as being a perfect work of literature. His sonnets are perfectly balanced, and his plays are so diverse, yet actual even in modern times.
Probably the best-known works of the Bard are “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet.” The first is a tale of lost love. Of course, back in the seventieth-century people got married younger than in the twenty-first, and some people are shocked when they first read the intriguing story.
The latter, an allegory of political mischievousness can be applied even in our day and age. The cloak and dagger games, while more elaborate and featuring far more interesting conversation in his plays, are a beautifully worded picture of political games and the search for power which remained unchanged over the centuries.
Shakespeare was considered a visionary even when he was still alive. The man was known to invent words that would suit his plays and poems, leaving the English language richer and embellished upon his death.
So next time you use fashionable, compromise, frugal, exposure, champion, critic, blanket, luggage, gossip, gloomy, lonely, laughable, generous, birthplace and assassination in your conversations, remember that you are unknowingly quoting the British author.
But if you want to go to his burial place and pay your respects, remember that the skull of Shakespeare is missing from his grave. And the team that made the discovery even has a suspect.
Back in the eighteenth century, a rumor circulated throughout Britain. It seems that a famous physician of the time, Frank Chambers, paid a couple of grave robbers to steal the bard’s skull. The man of science was apparently very keen on studying the remains of the playwright and poet.
It may be that he believed that the secret of his genius was hidden somewhere in his bones, or Chambers had a weird obsession on the British author. Either way, the grave was robbed, and the skull was replaced with other remains.
If records of everybody’s death were kept at the time, then the researchers could have a shot at catching the perpetrators. The rumor has it that the tomb was cursed by Shakespeare himself, and if you read a play or two, you know how imaginative he was when it came to killing people off.
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