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? Henry Wriothesley

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? Henry Wriothesley
Scholars believe this painting to be Shakespeare's patron Henry Wriothesley . Wriothesley was bisexual maybe a transvestite also . This may well explain the term " master-mistress" of Shakespeare's sonnets. Cross dressing is also a recurrent theme in Shakespeare's plays .
Posted on June 20, 2010 Full Size| Slideshow