October 1623Sir Francis Bacon describes a new and ingenious method for writing in code. November 1623one month later, the Shakespeare First Folio is published. Coincidence? For over 250 years, the Word Cipher, concealed in the plays of William Shakespeare, remained undiscovereduntil the late 1800s. The Shakespeare Code reveals an explosive story of secret marriage, children of Elizabeth I, Virgin Queen, and Francis Bacon as the true author of Shakespearean plays.