My academic interest is the English Renaissance, with particular reference to Francis Bacon, Shakespeare and what can be revealed in the works of the latter when viewed from a Machiavellian perspective…

Essays on my blog

Describing Machiavel : Machiavelli as He Is in the Works of Francis Bacon

Magi Imaginationis : Imagining Alchemists and Magicians in New Atlantis, The Tempest, and The Alchemist

A Moved Prince : The Judgement of Prince Escalus in Romeo and Juliet

A Lecture On Shakespeare & Machiavelli : Finding Machiavelli & His Ideas in the Plays of Shakespeare

Fratricide in Hamlet : A Machiavellian Perspective

Three Problematic Heroines : Machiavellian Prudence & Integrity in Shakespeare’s Problem Plays

The Tempest & The Masque : Prospero’s Insubstantial Pageant

Telling Timely Tales Paulina’s Politic Deception in The Winter’s Tale

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