AMELIA BASSANO


Shakespeare, didn’t write his plays. A Moorish woman did. Amelia Bassano Lanier as Shakespeare…..
Amelia (Aemilia) Bassano (later Emilia Lanier) was indeed a published author, not someone whose work was suppressed because of her race or gender. In fact, the Shakespearean Authorship Trust notes that Bassano became the “first woman to publish a book of original poetry” when her work “Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum(Hail God, King of the Jews), a satire sometimes known as “Eve’s Apology,” was put into print in 1611.Janet Adelman say it likely that Shakespeare met the Bassano family, since they were Moorish Hebrews (Jews). Similarly, it makes no obvious sense that there should be spoken Hebrew in Shakespeare’s plays. No Jews lived openly in Elizabethan England – even clandestinely, the community did not number more than 200. Only a small fraction of those could read the language. In “The Merchant of Venice.” “Given the centrality of conversion and intermarriage to Merchant’s Jews, it seems to me not altogether implausible to imagine that Shakespeare might have been influenced in his choice of the name Bassanio (in place of the Gianetto of his main source, Il Pecorone) by the presence of this family.”     
number of commentators have concluded that it cannot be just coincidence that in Shakespeare’s two Venetian plays, there is an Emilia in one (Othello) and a Bassan(i)o in the other (The Merchant of Venice). In Othello , the figure is evoked by Desdemona’s maid Emilia, who then sings, “Willough, willough, willough.” The same analogy is used in King John , associated with John’s son, and in Merchant of Venice , in which Portia says of her suitor, Bassanio: “Then, if he lose, he makes a swan-like end, fading in music.” Emilia, “willough” (Willoughby), John’s son (Johnson) and Bassanio – these could be allusions to Bassano’s baptismal name, adopted name, mother’s name and family name. Here, Mr. Hudson finds the poet leaving her signatureIn addition in “Titus Andronicus” there is an Aemilius and a Bassianus, Bassanio being the original version of the name the family used on arrival in London which is found in their burial records. In 2008, Roger Prior suggested that in 1593 Shakespeare visited Bassano (del Grappa) where he saw the fresco of “Goats & Monkeys” that he apparently cites in “Othello” (IV.i.263) on the external wall of a house there. More recently however, the relationship between these items has been identified. It has been pointed out that the name Emilia in Othello and Bassanio in “The Merchant of Venice” each coincide with a mention of a swan dying to music, which is the standard Ovidian image of the great poet.
     This is a literary device used in classical writings to conceal the name of the author of a literary work. Furthermore, as Prior observed, the play Othello refers to a location in the town of Bassano, the title of the play refers to the Jesuit Girolamo Otello from the town of Bassano, the character Emilia speaks the first feminist lines on an English stage and is a contemporary allegory for Amelia Bassano herself, and the musicians in both plays, as Prior shows, are allegories for members of her family. For these and other reasons it has been argued that Lanier herself was a co-author of these plays, and especially of the 1623 First Folio version of Othello which contains 163 key lines not present in the 1622 Quarto. In addition, another ‘signature’ exists in”Titus Andronicus” where there is an Aemilius and a Bassianus each holding a crown. Each of these mirrors the other’s position at the beginning and end of the play as rhetorical markers indicating that the two names are a pair, and book-end the bulk of the play. 63, 230 For reasons such as these, Emilia Bassano Lanier has been named by the Shakespeare Authorship Trust as one of twelve leading candidates for authorship of the plays and poems attributed to William Shakespeare. 
     William Shakespeare (whose last name is actually Shagspur), was born to illiterate parents in 1564.  At the age of 16 he became an apprentice to a butcher. He was later employed by Nathaniel Bacon, the Earl of Leicester, as a groom, then finally recruited by Francis Bacon to be the “face” of their writings. Therefore, it appears that Aemilia Bassano-Lanier were connected to Francis Bacon and in fact, wrote wrote the said”Shakespearian plays” together, rather than William Shakespeare ofStratford, however let’s consider Manly P. Hall’s 33rd degree analyzes from his phenomenal book “SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES p.542!” 
     “As Father of modern science, remodeler of modern law, editor of the modern Bible, patron of modern democracy and one of the founders of modern Freemasonry, Sir Francis Bacon was a man of many aims and purposes. He was a Rosicrucian, some have intimated the Rosicrucian.  Scores of volumes have been written to establish Sir Francis Bacon as the real author of the plays and sonnets popularly ascribed to William Shakspere. The Bacon-Shakspere controversy, as its most able advocates realize, involves the most profound aspects of science, religion and ethics; he who solves the mystery may yet find therein the key to the supposedly lost wisdom of antiquity.” 
     Manly P. Hall 33rd degree believed that Shake Speare was Francis Bacon and if so, then Amelia Bassano In 1857, both Delia Bacon and William Smith published books about the authorship of the Shakespeare plays. Delia Bacon’s book, “The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakespeare Unfolded,” expounded her thesis that a group of authors including Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh and Edmund Spenser were jointly responsible for the Shakespeare plays, the underlying philosophy of which was Bacon’s. Smith’s book, “Bacon and Shakespeare: An Inquiry Touching Players, Playhouses and Play-Writers in the Days of Elizabeth,” proposed Francis Bacon as the sole author of the plays.

In her book “Foundations Unearthed,” Marie Bauer went even one step further by saying: “William Shakespeare, the Stratford man most definitely could not have written them, because it has been proved, time and again, beyond the shadow of a doubt that William Shakespeare could not read or write.” 
     Francis Bacon’s literary and political contributions there is overwhelming evidence that he was part of several European Secret Societies starting in France as a young man he joined the Love Society in Paris and was on his way. This would led him to be introduced to the Priory of Sion (Zion) or other underground Orders that were all dedicated to the guardianship of the Holy Royal Bloodlines of King David through Jesus and Mary Magdalen which contain within them the seeds of the New JerUSAlem or the New Atlantis. We know he participated in Rosicrucian Order and may very well have resurrected the dormant underground remains and history of the medieval Knights Templars who sacred Old Jerusalem treasures lie buried with Ark of the Covenant and the Grail at Roselyn Chapel in Scotland not far from London where he was based during his career. Had he found the esoteric knowledge of the Knights Templars and their true mission while researching and rewriting the King James version of the bible? He was obsessed with codes and ciphers and initiated watermarks on paper. Mrs. Henry Pott Francis Bacon and His Secret Society, (Reprint: Kessinger Publishing 1997) and William T. Smedley Mystery of Francis Bacon, London, 1912 (Reprint: Kessinger Publishing 1997) states, Francis Bacon had gone into debt while secretly funding the publishing of materials for the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, “Spear-Shakers”, “Knights of the Helmet”, as well as publishing, with the assistance of Ben Jo(h)nson, a selection of the plays that they believe he had written under the pen name of “Shake-Speare” in a “First Folio” in 1623. “The most learned of works could not have been written by the least learned of men.” — Ben Johnson

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