Welcome to the Website of Peter Matthews
After graduating in building in 1991, Peter went on
to study history, philosophy and management, completing a Doctorate
Degree of Philosophy in 2001. He worked until the age of 45 as a builder
to put food on the dinner table, while funding his studies and various
research projects, whereby he was awarded numerous Queensland Master
Builder's Awards for excellence.
he had penned two books by this time and a number of research projects
underway, he turned to his passion of
writing after a frightening cardiac arrest in 2011. One of his
major research projects of ten years culminated into the production
of one of the most fascinating books of all time, titled Shakespeare Exhumed: The Bassano Chronicles
published by Bassano Publishing House.
Peter spends his time split between Stanthorpe in Queensland and Coolum
on the Sunshine Coast. He is currently in the process of writing volume
two in the Shakespeare Exhumed series.
Nominated for The People's Book Awards for
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'I must commend you on your prodigious research (Shakespeare
It is enough to feed ten novels by Dan Brown!!! And it is
useful in that it
makes us think about a lot of events in a new way'
Andrée Aelion Brooks - author, journalist, lecturer
'Dr. Peter Matthews' book is a gem of new information for
researchers looking for the identity of the true Shakespeare;
genealogists seeking early ancestry of the Bassano, de Nasi,
Benveniste or Fieshi surnames. Dr. Matthews takes you by the
hand and leads you through word discrimation; histories of
Knights Templar; ancient kingdoms, gold, glass, enamel smithing,
identifies ownership of some of the Cheapside Hoard now on
display in London; and other information of the educated. The
information he shares with his audience makes this a book you
don't want to put down.'
Margaret Louise Drody Thompson - retired publisher, TV
presenter, composer, poet, Lyric soprano, and genealogist
Current Books Available in print and ebook
(epub and kindle)