Ezra Azra


Copyright 2023 by Ezra Azra

Hans Holbein, portrait of Henry VIII,1536
Hans Holbein, portrait of Henry VIII,1536

King Henry 8th of England (1491-1547), quite normally, properly and legitimately, wanted a male heir to inherit his throne. His marriage to Catherine, his first wife, had produced six children, four females and two males. The males died in infancy.

Henry gave up on the marriage. He was determined to divorce his wife and find another in order to try again for a male heir.

King Henry was a Roman Catholic Christian. In those times, Christianity had only one denomination which was Roman Catholicism, the Head of which was the Pope in Rome. Henry was a devout Roman Catholic; so much so that a Pope had granted him the title of Defender of the Faith. He was well-aware that marriage divorce was not allowed in Christianity, and yet he dared to petition the Pope to allow him to divorce Catherine.

The Pope, in obedience to a foundation righteous principle in Christianity, did not grant the petition.

In spoilt-brat petulant rebellion, Henry broke Britain's Christianity away from Roman Catholicism and named his new Christianity The Church of England. He appointed the English Roman Catholic priest, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, to be the Head of The Church of England.

In other words, the Anglican (English Catholicism) schism from Roman Catholicism in the 16th century did not originate in an honest theological parting of the ways. Instead, Anglicanism was spawned out of evil King Henry 8th's childish resentment at the Pope's refusal to break the Christian righteous creed of no-divorce among Christians.

Although Cranmer promptly granted evil Henry a divorce from his wife, Catherine, it was not promptly enough since evil Henry had married Anne Boleyn, one of Catherine's servants, five months earlier.

In other words, evil Henry and his second wife freely chose to live in degenerately evil adulterous bigamous sin specific to Christianity, for five months in the first year of their new Christianity of Anglicanism in The Church of England.

Within the next three years, evil Henry's second wife gave birth to three children. The first was female; the second was miscarried; the third was a stillborn male. All fitting punishment meted by Jehovah, the one-and-only almighty god of both Christianities, Roman and evil Henry's Anglican.

Jehovah was not finished punishing that marriage spawned from unChristian divorce. Evil Henry not only gave up on the marriage; he concocted a charge of adultery against his wife and had her tried by his appointed judges, and convicted, and beheaded.

By the end of that month in which he had his second wife executed, degenerate evil Henry married his third wife, who, like his second wife, had been a servant of his previous wife.

The very next year after the execution of his second wife, evil
Henry's third wife, lucky for her, gave birth to a healthy male who eventually would become a king of England.

Even luckier for evil Henry's third wife, merciful Jehovah allowed her to die twelve days after her firstborn's birth, thereby sparing her being a victim in the future of evil Henry's satanically selfish machinations.

Even though his primary worry about having a male heir had ended with his deceased third wife's male child, evil Henry's premeditated evil ways did not end.

He divorced his next two wives; having his fifth wife beheaded after he had machinated up a case of adultery against her.

Before he died at the age of 56, degenerate evil Henry had become England's worst murderer, a title yet in pride of place in this twenty-first century.

He had ordered the execution of about seventy-two thousand citizens, females and males. All of them were Roman Catholics who had refused to denounce their Christianity to join Henry's evil Church of England Christianity. A large number of whom were ordained Roman Catholic priests.

Henry's persistent, blatantly shameless, sinful, degenerate, arrogance throughout his reign, amounted to deliberately cocking a snook at almighty god Jehovah, Christianity's one-and-only god.

According to Christianity's Holy Bible, Jehovah claims, "Vengeance is mine."

Jehovah's vengeance against evil Henry was completed when in the 20th century an official count determined that Roman Catholic Christians in Britain outnumbered evil Henry's Church of England Christians.

Henry was divorced four times. It does not bode well for the British monarchy, that here in the twenty-first century both king and queen walk in degenerate evil Henry's footsteps in that both were divorced persons before they married each other, and, in despite, inherited the throne.

Queen Elizabeth was evil Henry's daughter. She inherited the throne after her evil dad's death. She assiduously continued her evil dad's persecution of Roman Catholic Christians.

William Shakespeare(1564-1616), Englishman, Roman Catholic, lived in England throughout evil Elizabeth's reign. When he walked to work in London everyday, he walked past roadside spikes erected by evil Elizabeth's officials. On the spikes were mounted the heads of persons whose only crime was that they had refused to denounce their Roman Catholic Christianity.

Some of those heads on roadside spikes were of Shakespeare's family.

William Shakespeare was the part owner of a theatre in London, which staged all of his 30-or-so plays. By the time of his death at age 52, he was very, very wealthy. He lived all his professional life in the midst of the pogrom against Roman Catholic Christians that evil Henry and his equally evil spinster daughter-heir, queen Elizabeth, perpetrated for over seventy years.

In Shakespeare's time, everyone in England who openly showed they were Roman Catholic, was tried for treason, and declared guilty. They were then given the opportunity to publicly renounce their religion and declare loyalty to evil Henry's The Church of England. If they refused, they were publicly hanged, and while the Christian Roman Catholic hanging victim convulsed at the end of the rope, they were cut down, still alive, and were chopped up into four pieces. Each bloody messy piece was taken to a different part of the country and desecrated further before being callously discarded as garbage. The whole procedure was termed, drawn-and-quartered.

This persecution had started about 30 years before Shakespeare was born, and it would go on for about 149 years, to end 1683, 67 years after Shakespeare's death. Thousands and thousands of Roman Catholics were put to death simply because they had refused to renounce their Christian Religion.

All his professional life, Shakespeare succeeded in fooling Government spies and authorities into believing he was not Roman Catholic. He achieved this in part by availing himself of many, many opportunities in his plays to vilify Roman Catholicism. Such pretence came easily to him because in addition to being a writer of plays, he was an onstage Actor. He played many minor roles in the onstage performances of his plays. The skills of pretence in onstage Acting roles was an integral component in his everyday life.

Even so, the heroic righteousness bred inveterately and inextirpably in him by his Roman Catholic Christianity, obliged him to take steps to ensure that in his daily life, onstage pretence did not transmute into immoral hypocrisy.

The two steps he took were figurative language, and the aesthetics of form in verbal poetry in his writings. These skills are supremely exhibited in two of his works. The play, "Titus Andronicus" and his poem "The Phoenix and the Turtle."

In the symbolism of both pieces, Shakespeare is merciless in his condemnation of evil Henry and evil Elizabeth.

He wrote his play, "Titus Andronicus" in about the year 1588. It was the first play he wrote. The plot is all fiction.

In the weeks it took him to write and stage "Titus Andronicus," evil Elizabeth's Church of England Government, publicly murdered at least 18 Roman Catholics for treason. Twelve of those 18 were priests.

In the play "Titus Andronicus" the characters, Roman emperor Titus and his daughter Lavinia, are figurations of evil king Henry 8th and his equally evil daughter queen Elizabeth. In the fictive plot, Lavinia (evil Elizabeth) is raped by strangers, her tongue cut out, and her hands chopped off. Eventually, Titus (evil Henry) in anguish, resorts to mercy-killing Lavinia. He stabs her to death. In the next few seconds, on the same spot, he is stabbed to death by noble bystanders.

The play was staged for the public during the reign of the like-evil dad-like-evil daughter, queen Elizabeth.

The brutally critical symbolism was completely missed by the Government. The performances escaped tyrannical Government censorship, which was being enforced everywhere in the country.

Shakespeare wrote the poem "The Phoenix and the Turtle" in about the year 1601, two years before evil Elizabeth's death from natural causes. In the poem, in exemplary exquisite verse poetry, he cruelly satirizes the unsuccessful courting of evil queen Elizabeth by the handsome and righteous French Duke of Anjou, Francois.

Of the numerous noblemen suitors of evil queen Elizabeth, righteous Francois was the only one she loved; the only one who came the closest to being allowed to marry her. Had he not been French, he would have been allowed to marry her. Clearly, Jehovah was on the righteous Roman Catholic Frenchman's side.

In the poem "The Phoenix and the Turtle" the Phoenix bird is Elizabeth. Shakespeare refers explicitly and unambiguously to her as a Phoenix in his play, "All is true."

Incidentally, Shakespeare's title of the play "All is true" is deliberately facetious because he knew that "all" was not true because the main plot of the play is about ways in which king Henry 8th was a righteously great king. The fact that the theatre, partly owned by Shakespeare, burned down to the ground during the first performance of the play, could not have been a total disappointment to Shakespeare.

He was a poetic playwright. In poetry, symbolic meaning is stock-in-trade. It must have caused the dramatic poet in him some comfort that, the play being about evil Henry 8th, the burning down of the theatre on the play's first performance, definitely meant forever that every performance of the play henceforth carried the meaning of evil Henry being burned at the stake, in effigy. This symbolism is reinforced by the play's title being changed permanently by someone after Shakespeare's death, to "King Henry VIII."

The Turtle dove in Shakespeare's poem "The Phoenix and the Turtle," is the French Duke, Francois. Throughout the poem the word "dove" is not used because of Shakespeare's malicious intention to suggest the ugly and unacceptable unnaturalness of an interspecies romantic intercourse.

There is harsh unforgiving tongue-in-cheek mockery in the last line of the poem, "For these dead birds sigh a prayer."

In this twenty-first century, the British monarchy is in peril. Evil king Henry, in the sixteenth century a wanton murderer of thousands and thousands of innocent citizens, was divorced four times, while on the throne. Here in the twenty-first century, for the first time in history, both king and queen, in the footsteps of evil Henry, have been divorced.

By the Act of Settlement in 1701, Roman Catholics are banned from inheriting the throne of England. William Shakespeare's vengeance will be completed when that Act is repealed.

Are failed-marriage Anglican Christians worthier than successful-marriage Roman Catholic Christians?

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