I keep writing myself in knots trying to explain all this!
Others can do it much better.
So – the fourth of the Shakespeare Paper Quadruplets is…
Ivan IV Vasilyevich/Ivan Grozny/Ivan the Terrible.
The first Tsar of all of Russia.
An old man, broken with the storms of state
Is come to lay his weary bones among ye;
Give him a little earth for charity.
I’ll hand over to New Chronology here but N.B. It will explain my earlier comment about #1 and lead on to the “women” of the story.
And I quote:
1. KAZAN = KHAZAR REBELLION IN RUSSIA-HORDE
In the middle of the XVI century the Kazan kingdom – aka the legendary ‘ancient’ Khazar Khaganate – becomes the centre of the Judaic religion. The Kazan czar, i.e. The Khazar Kagan and his court convert to Judaism. Kazan makes an attempt to break away from the Empire. It is possible, that there was some kind of connection between Kazan = Khazar Judaism and the Western Reformation, Protestantism.
The Kazan Judaism of the XVI century and contemporary Judaism should not be confused with each other. The present names of the religions originated from positive sounding notions. For instance, Jew meant ‘One who praises God’. For a long time these terms were not attached to any of the religious branches. They were still in general use. That is why the mediaeval terms: Jew, Orthodox, Catholic = universal do not always correspond with the same terms in the contemporary sense which is already associated with this or that religious institution. The aforesaid also refers to the names of the countries. For example, Israel, i.e. fighter for God, was a religiously tinged name of the entire Horde Empire of the XIV-XVI cc. Judaea was the name for Asmania (Osmania) – Atamania with its capital in the Biblical Jerusalem = Czar-Grad. That is why in the epoch of the Reformation the name Israel was used by some newly emerging states in order to emphasise their rightness in the religious debate. Only later this name was assigned to just one religious branch and one state.
In 1552 the czar-khan of Veliky Novgorod – Ivan the ‘Terrible’ – severely crushed the Kazan – Khazar revolt [6v1], ch.6. The history of the capture of Kazan was intertwined in the chronicles with the seizure of Czar-Grad by the Osmans a century earlier, in 1453.
In the book [ZA] we showed that the seizure of Kazan is described, in particular, by ‘classical’ Herodotus in his work ‘The Histories’. Moreover, it is described more than once and ‘under different names’. For example as the conquest and crushing defeat of ‘Egyptian Memphis’ by King Cambyses II (i.e. by Ivan the ‘Terrible’). For the second time – as the construction by King Xerxes (Ivan the Terrible once again) of a ‘bridge across Hellespont’. Allegedly across the strait which separates Europe and Asia. The subject matter here is the beginning of Xerxes’ punitive campaign against Europe with a purpose of punishing the Greeks and the Europeans in general ‘for disobedience’. At the very beginning of the campaign Xerxes gives an order ‘to pacify Hellespont’ and to build a bridge across it, over which it would be possible to transport a huge Persian army from Asia into Europe. The massive bridge was built. This storyline by Herodotus reflects the building of the city of Sviyazhsk for the purpose of transporting Grozny’s army across the Volga river prior to the conquest of Kazan [ZA].
2. THE REVOLT-REFORMATION IN WESTERN EUROPE.
In the second half of the XVI century in Europe the governors who do not wish to obey the distant czar-khan of Veliky Novgorod form a rebellion. They seek independence. The banner of religious separation from the Empire was chosen as the ideological basis of the revolt. The rebels-protestants took advantage of the emergence of Lutheranism in the West as a just cause for political separation. Martin Luther himself was most likely a purely religious reformer and loyal subject of the ‘Mongol’ Empire.
‘The Reformation … is one of the major events in world history, the name of which was used to symbolize the whole period of the new era spanning the 16th and the first half of the 17th century', v.2, p.471. As a religious motto the reformists chose Lutheranism. In Russia it was called the heresy of the Judaizers [6v1], гл.7. In the Romanovs’ version of Russian history this heresy is mainly moved from the XVI century to the preceding XV century. The truth is that the Romanovs themselves were mixed up in the heresy of the Judaizers [6v1], ch.7. They were covering their tracks. However, even in the distorted version of the XVI century there survive many traces of the actual events. It is generally thought, that in the XVI century in Russia the heresy of the Judaizers re-emerges.’
3. RUSSIA-HORDE’S PREPARATION OF THE PUNITIVE CAMPAIGN TO SUPRESS THE WESTERN REFORMATION.
Having crushed the rebellion in Kazan, Russia-Horde turns its attention towards the seething West. The decision was made to send a punitive force there. In the Russian sources this event is known as the beginning of the Livonian war [6v1], ch.8.
In fact the whole of Western Europe is called as Livonia here. It was only later that the Romanov historians cunningly depicted Livonia as just a small region on the territory of contemporary Lithuania, where the Russian army was headed to in order to crush Lutheranism. In other words, as we understand it now, to crush the entire Western Reformation. The historians made light of the matter in such a way as if to say that the conflict between Russia and Western Europe was the struggle between the enormous Russia with the tiny Livonia. So in the end it came across as if the Empire was fighting a fruitless and long drawn out war with a small, but proud Livonia. I.e. allegedly with Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. This is the so called Livonian war of the XVI century.
So the ‘Romanovs’ Livonia’ was granted – on paper – the achievements of the entire Reformist Europe. The small countries, included today by the historians into ‘Livonia of the XVI century’, were on the edge of Western Europe along the border with the metropoly of Russia-Horde. The name of Livonia itself in the XVII century, after the collapse of the Empire, has disappeared from the maps , p.707-708. Along with the so called Livonian Order. In other words, with Livonian Horde. The historians themselves admit that the Livonian Order was in fact GERMAN , p.708. So the historians tried at all costs to take the name of Livonia away from the whole of Western Europe and keep it just for the Baltic countries.
The Reformation in Western Europe = ‘Livonia’ was perceived in Velikii Novgorod as a revolt in the dependent regions. A decision was made to crush it by force. A massive campaign was prepared – the third conquest of Europe, so to speak. But at this point a revolt ignites in the capital of the Empire, escalating into terror and the oprichnina (political and administrative apparatus established by Ivan IV the Terrible – Translator’s note).
4. THE STORY OF ESTHER AND THE OPRICHNINA AS THE MASSACRE OF THE RULING MILITARY CLASS OF THE GREAT EMPIRE.
A major revolt rises up in the capital of the Empire. Czar-khan Ivan IV falls ill, becomes deranged and retires from office. According to the Western sources, Karl V – aka Ivan the Terrible – leaves for the monastery, abdicating from the throne. In the epoch of the oprichnina it is a teenage Ivan, the son of Ivan the Blessed, who is formally the czar, but it is the others, his mother’s relatives, who in fact rule. The pro-Western faction of the Zakharyins-Romanovs assumed power. The coup takes place ‘via a woman’. I.e. with woman’s help. It is described in the Old Testament as the legendary Esther [6v1], ch.7. A group of the Lutherans, which were called the Judaizers by the Russian Orthodox church, found itself in power for a certain period of time. They were the foreign Protestants, who enjoyed full confidence with the Zakharyins-Romanovs. They sabotaged the punitive Russian-Hordian campaign to the West which had already started. The epoch of the oprichnina begins. It is one of the darkest periods of Russian history. The massacre of the Hordian military commanders and elite takes place. Including the heirs to the Russian throne. One of the bright reflections of this in the ‘ancient’ history is the slaughter of his brothers by Svyatopolk the ‘Accursed’. In the Bible it is reflected as the ‘massacre of the Persians’. To commemorate this event in the Judaic church the famous holiday of Purim was established.
There are several consecutively ruling czars represented on the pages of the Russian history under the name of ‘Ivan the Terrible’.
1) Czar Ivan Vasilyevich, subsequently – Vasiliy or Ivan the Blessed (1547-1553).
2) Czar Dmitry Ivanovich, a younger son of Ivan Vasilyevich, who died as an adolescent in an accident (1553-1563).
3) Czar Ivan Ivanovich, the second son of Ivan Vasilyevich, a youth on whose behalf and under whose authority the oprichnina was unleashed (1563-1572).
4) Czar Simeon (1572-1584), crowned to rein under the czar name Ivan after the defeat of the oprichnina and dethronement of Ivan Ivanovich. The founder of the new dynasty to which belonged czar Feodor Ivanovich and the last czars of which were Boris Feodorovich ‘Godunov’ and his teenage son Feodor Borisovich, who were assassinated by the conspirators.
The palace revolt in Russia of the XVI century, which put the end to the Livonian war, and the oprichnina and terror which followed it, are described in the Bible, in the Books of Esther and Judith. The ‘story of a woman’ played an important role. In the Bible it is depicted twice. As Esther, in ‘the Book of Esther’, describing the court life of Russia-Horde in the XVI century. And as Judith, in ‘the Book of Judith’, which gives an account of the same events, but through the eyes of a Western chronicler far from the khan court of the Empire.
In the Romanovs’ version the story of the heretic Esther-Judith has been cleaned out from the XVI century as dangerous for the Romanovs who were embroiled in heresy. However it turned out that the epoch of the XVI century in the Romanov’s history is duplicated in the XV century. It affords us an invaluable insight into the XVI century, by peering into its XV century reflection. Here the ‘story of Esther’ is presented in its brightest form. Ivan III should be read as a czar of the epoch of Ivan the ‘Terrible’ of the XVI century. It is most likely Ivan’s IV brother – Georgiy, who came to power after Ivan IV = Vasiliy the Blessed stepped down. Georgiy I is described in the Bible as Artaxerxes Macrocheir (Latin: ‘Longimanus’). In Russian history he also reflected as Yuri Dolgorukiy, the founder of Moscow. Under his rule the capital of the Empire was in fact moved to Moscow, where the Kremlin was built. It took place only at the end of the XVI century. But not in the XII-XIV cc. as we are constantly assured. Notably the transferal of the capital is closely related to Esther and the revolt in the Empire.
The recollections of these events were painful for the Romanovs even in the XVIII century. That is why in their version, the creation of which started in the XVII century, the ‘story of Esther’ was presented in a muffled way. At the same time, however, a fairly honest chronicle of these events was composed, which was included in the Bible. But here they were disguised under the invented ‘biblical’ names for the characters, countries, etc. The biblical canon was being created in the late XVI – XVII cc. Its final edition was carried out by the winners-reformers. In other words by the protestants.”