Put simply, in my theory, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was assassinated because he was found to be a dangerous Catholic though hidden.
It should be noted that the cause of death of Shakespeare has not been definitely identified.
How Did Shakespeare Die?
The cause of Shakespeare's death is a mystery, but an entry in the diary of John Ward, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford (where Shakespeare is buried), tells us that "Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting and it seems drank too hard, for Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted." Ward, a self-proclaimed Shakespeare fan, wrote his diary fifty years after Shakespeare died and most historians agree it appears to be a baseless anecdote. It should be noted though that a serious outbreak of typhus, known as the "new fever", in 1616 (the year Shakespeare died), lends credibility to Ward's story.There are some studies on what Shakespeare believed in to conclude that he was a Catholic.
C. Martin Mitchell, in his insightful biography of Shakespeare's physician and son-in-law, Dr. John Hall, presents the following hypothesis: "I have formed the opinion that it was more likely than not in the nature of a cerebral hemorrhage or apoplexy that quickly deepened and soon became fatal.
Unfortunately, Shakespeare's death at the age of fifty-two will almost surely remain a mystery.
SHAKESPEARE THE PAPIST
Author: Peter Milward
Shakespeare, who wrote at the beginning of the long period in which the Catholic faith as violently suppressed in the British Isles, has long enjoyed an iconic status. Some readers have interpreted him as an early agnostic, expressing modern angst about whether anything exists besides "this mortal coil" that seems to be merely "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." In recent years, however, thanks largely to the work of Peter Milward, close study of Shakespeare's plays has raised the question: Was Shakespeare in fact a believing Catholic? To this question, which radically changes the way that Shakespeare's plays should be read, Milward here offers, in his definitive study of the topic, a resounding "Yes."Shakespeare retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49 after writing The Tempest.
Retirement from all work was uncommon at that time. Shakespeare continued to visit London during the years 1611–1614.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare#Later_years_and_deathOne thing sure is that Shakespeare did not think he would soon die after retirement. But he was assassinated, probably, with poison. It could be even sensed from the words engraved on his tomb.
Shakespeare was buried in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church two days after his death. The epitaph carved into the stone slab covering his grave includes a curse against moving his bones, which was carefully avoided during restoration of the church in 2008:There must be some evidence of assassination on his dead body. So, somebody must have made up this fake curse to conceal the crime. It should be also noted that there is no evidence that this epitaph was written by Shakespeare himself.
Good frend for Iesvs sake forbeare,
To digg the dvst encloased heare.
Bleste be man that spares thes stones,
And cvrst be he moves my bones.
As I mentioned before, Shakespeare was trusted by King James. Shakespeare, most probably, joined the translation of the Bible and helped create the King James Version, though secretly. To confirm it, we had better check where the two words, "shake" and "spear," appear in the King James Version of the Bible, especially with a focus on Psalms.
Psalms 22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake (16th) the head, saying,
Psalms 35:3 Draw out also the spear (5th), and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
That is, Shakespeare in 1605!
http://eereporter.blogspot.jp/2014/06/joh-630-they-said-therefore-unto-him.htmlIn 1605 Shakespeare was trusted by King James, but in 1613 he was a kind of forced to retire. And in 1616, he was killed with poison.
Indeed it was still in an era of assassinations, machinations, and betrayals concerning status of religion and politics in England and Europe that Shakespeare lived. In each of his works, Shakespeare must have put his life on the line, literally.
In this era of the latter phase of the religious reformation, even a Pope recommended an assassination of the queen of England.
Pope Gregory XIII on Queen Elizabeth I
This position became more extreme as powerful monarchs left the Roman church. Assassinations were ordered and carried out (Henry of Navarre comes to mind, as well as the Gunpowder plot in England), and this was a consistent product of the Roman doctrine. It is important to note that this was not some accidental phenomena carried out by confused followers, but rather it wason civil authority. Here is a quote from the Cardinal of Como, speaking on behalf of Gregory XIII’s papacy, written to the papal ambassador in Spain and meant to inspire Spanish hostilities against England:
http://wedgewords.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/pope-gregory-xiii-on-queen-elizabeth-i/Since that guilty woman (Elizabeth) … is the cause of so much injury to the Catholic faith… There is no doubt that whosoever sends her out of the world with the pious intention of doing God service, not only does not sin but gains merit, especially having regard to the sentence pronounced against her by Pius V of holy memory. And so, if those English gentlemen decide actually to undertake so glorious a work, your lordship can assure them that they do not commit any sin.This is a breathtaking quote, but quite understandable within the Roman system. This also shows you something of how the Reformation actually occurred and definitely explains why King James thought that the militant Presbyterians were Romanizers.
This Gregory was the same pope who celebrated the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre by ordering a to be sung in its commemoration.
Accordingly, it is no wonder that somebody in the British royal court at the time came to suspect that Shakespeare was Catholic and find a needs to remove him.
Most probably William Shakespeare wrote his plays as messages to show sympathy to Catholics in England under pressure from the non-Catholic regime and encourage them to keep faith in the Roman church. His intention and hidden motives were well concealed for a long time in his career as a professional dramatist.
But when King James assumed the throne, eventually some politicians, noblemen, or officials in the British royal court must have discovered those hidden messages or codes in Shakespeare's plays. Hence, Shakespeare was forced to retire and finally killed with poison.
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Mat 8:1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
Mat 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Mat 8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.