Another speculation on Shakespeare:
" The reason that fans of Shakespeare’s works homed in on the Warwickshire Stratford in the late 1600s in the first place was because of the playwright Ben Jonson’s reference to Stratford in the preface to the First Folio. He did not, however, specifically refer to Stratford-upon-Avon or Warwickshire (See here, Line 269). As the playwright Shakespeare spent most of his working life living in various locations in East London, perhaps the Stratford in question was what is now the East London district of Stratford where the Olympic village is being built. In Shakespeare’s day it was a small village called Stratford Langthorne, outside the then city limits, less than five miles from Bishopsgate where Shakespeare the playwright is recorded as living while in London. "
-----reliably sourced directly from THE INTERNET
HMMMM, Any ideas on who first questioned the authorship of the works we call Shakespeare's ? My kingdom for a Bardophile !