In his Book "The Shakespeare Myth" (page 8-9) he claimed that the Droeshout engraving of Shakespeare contained visual codes pointing to a secret authorship. He wrote:
The special point is that in what is known as the authentic portrait of William Shakespeare, which appears in the celebrated first Folio edition, published in 1623, a remarkable sartorial puzzle is apparent. " The tunic, coat, or whatever the garment may have been called at the time, is so strangely illustrated that the right-hand side of the forepart is obviously the left-hand side of the backpart; and so gives a (...) appearance to the figure, which it is not unnatural to assume was intentional, and done with express object and purpose. "
Hundred years have been enough to let Sir Edwin's intelligent reflections fall into oblivion, with the help of undermining academic dogmatics.