The story is a little like the 'Jesus' story, vague, based on hearsay and shrouded in mystery (no pun intended with the 'shroud' (of Turin) reference there) Scholars on every continent will beg to differ as to the validity of either Shakespeare or Jesus but we will concentrate on the former (for now) because there are real clues...Ooooo!
Who is Shakespeare and what is the history behind the man? It appears there are no records of such a person apart from this guy of a 'similar' name, who was in fact an illiterate bit part actor...surely it can't be 'him', an illiterate actor writing the vast catalogue of stupendous works of which we marvel at today? No! It's impossible. So, where does our journey of discovery lead us to next... maybe comparisons of other such work created at the same time in history and credited to an 'actual' writer? sounds good to me.
And who should we find... a chap called Marlowe no less! The writing to a 't' is identical and 'this' guy is highly educated, worldly wise and travelled (even in those days) and because of his travels and 'on-site' descriptions of the places he frequented which are prevalent throughout his works, there seems to be no doubt as to who the 'real' author of Shakespeare's works are to be credited to... a certain Mr Marlowe! So credit where it's due.
To check out the full incredible story you should invest in John Hamer's 'The Falsification of History - Our distorted reality' - you won't be disappointed! This is a book which should be in every library! (available on Amazon kindle)