THE EARL OF OXFORD AND HIS FART. I have posted several times on what I think is the untenable theory that the Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare’s plays. I posted here on the movie Anonymous, which added to the theory the claims that “Queen Elizabeth was the mother of the Earl of Oxford and later became the Earl of Oxford’s lover.” I had not realized that John Aubrey (1626-1697) had written about an encounter between Oxford and Queen Elizabeth in his BRIEF LIVES. The encounter did not make it into the movie. To quote Aubrey (link here):

“This Earle of Oxford, making of his low obeisance to Queen Elizabeth, happened to let a Fart, at which he was so abashed and ashamed that he went to Travell, 7 yeares. On his returne the Queen welcomed him home, and sayd, My Lord, I had forgott the Fart.”

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