A blog for the United States branch of the global Centre for Fortean Zoology
At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
This picture is said to be Shakespeare
Shakespeare died on April 23rd, 1616. This may have been his birthday, as he was baptized a few days after April 23rd, 1564. Recently, there has been an astonishing purchase on e-Bay. Booksellers David Wechsler and George Keppelman of New York bought a copy of Baret's An Alvearie or Quadruple Dictionarie (1588). Having examined their purchase, they are convinced it was the dictionary that Shakespeare used. The experts will be turning their attention to it to see if they can authenticate it.