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

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