I would only make the observation at this time that Edward de Vere, not Bacon is the most likely candidate for the Shakespeare corpus authorship. There is an English contemporary author Alexander Waugh, who has some compelling research on the renowned Oxfordian, as well as the De Vere Society. Thought you might just want to know... since you mentioned it twice. As for the alleged Rosicrucian connection, Bacon, De Vere, Dee - they didn't need that affiliation, they were esotericists in their own way.If Bacon was, as many suspect, Shakespeare, he also used hidden codes within his plays and lots of puns. Were the C's trying to draw our attention to this aspect or modus operandi of the Rosicrucians?