In the summer of 1548, the thirteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth Tudor was secluded at Cheshunt, England. There she gave
birth to a boy, whose father was Thomas Seymour, ElizabethÂ’s stepfather. The child was placed in the household of John
de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford and the changeling baby was raised as Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, Anonymous,
Edward de Vere was an acknowledged playwright, poet, theatrical producer, musician, dancer and literary figure of the
Elizabethan era. He wrote under several pen names and also under names of living persons.
His most famous pen name was "William Shakespeare."
Relevant terms: 17th Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, Shakespeare Authorship, Shakespeare Controversy,
Shakespeare Identified, Elizabeth's Son; Son of the Virgin Queen
Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, 17th Earl of Oxford