Squire, J.C. "If It Had Been Discovered in 1930 that Bacon Really Did Write Shakespeare" [vt "Professor Gubbin's Revolution"]
Divergence: 1930 CE
What if: As the title says.
Summary: A satirical look at the ensuing literary chaos.
Published: In London Mercury, January 1931; If It Had Happened Otherwise: Lapses Into Imaginary History, all eds. (ed. J.C. Squire), q.v.; and Outside Eden, Heinemann 1933 and Books for Libraries 1971 (0836938607).
Original in: English.
Translation: German by Walter Brumm as "Wenn 1930 entdeckt worden wäre, dass Shakespeares Werke in Wirklichkeit von Bacon stammen", in Wenn Napoleon bei Waterloo gewonnen hätte. Und andere abwegige Geschichten (ed. J.C. Squire), Heyne 1999 (3453149114).