One can love Shakespeare but hate United Kingdom as I do.
Was Shakespeare Francis Bacon or not? To be able to answer this question, the fact that Shakespeare himself is involved in a mystic fight against British Kingdom has to be noticed. In the 'Hamlet' Tragedy, Shakespeare does compare his Heroe Hamlet with Pyrrhus, son of Achilles. Pyrrhus killed Priam and Hamlet will kill usurper King Claudius who married his 'mother' (who is not really his mother). And Greek heroes' triumph against Troy is due to Understanding as Hamlet's unfinished Triumph).
It is thus difficult to include Shakespeare in the 'English religion' without changing the Tragedy in a romantic XIXth German Drama before -as S. Freud or F. Nietszche did.
British official History is that London was founded by the Trojan survivors as Roma. And the legend about Arthur and the British Knights is continuating the Mythology. Obviously Shakespeare is OUT the Trojan Camp (which is a fortress although Greek heroes are 'free men').
Is there no good reason to give the Arthurian Legend up? No doubt that Shakespeare whose theater reveals an acurate knowledge of both the Greek Mythology and the Holy Scripture (This second point is more difficult to see in our Time of Apostasy, but see the two different attitudes of Hamlet and his friend Horatio in front of the Ghost for an example of the way that S. depicts the Middle Age religion ; a Ghost at night cannot be somebody else than a Devil for Horatio, although Hamlet is very careful, knowing that the Saviour will come as a robber at night when nobody will expect it anymore).
No doubt that Shakespeare was capable to recognize the Satanic symbols in the Arthurian legend such as the red dragon or the lion (with the mouth opened). Kingdoms and Nations are therefore mentioned in saint John Gospel as the Beast's tools. And there are here three (on seven) Kingdoms, linked together: Kingdom of Priam, Roman Empire and United Kingdom. For sure Shakespeare's Theology is very different from Hobbes' one later; and Francis Bacon is not even mentioned in the big book 'Leviathan', although French bad philosopher R. Descartes is (who thought that the soul is a Gland in the Brain!) -'Leviathan' that was published less than fourty years after Francis Bacon books about Greek mythology and Elizabethan Theater.
Christian rock'n roll music is now part of catholic religion in spite of the satanic echo of music in general and rock'n roll in particular. But Bacon's Age was more interested in the Revelation of John and the understanding of the Holy scripture. King Henry VIIIth divorce certainly played a role in the new original christian vision of W. Shakespeare. Even if Dante Alighieri is not in the Greek Camp but in the Roman Camp (with Virgil against Ulysses), closer from the Middle age theology than Shakespeare does, Dante's Inferno is not empty of clergymen, 'fish mongers'. This kind of vision is very difficult to understand now, especially in Europe where clergymen are not involved in politics since a long time and are just ballet-dancers now. Use of Church in Europe now is to represent 'Past', which is very useful for a kind of 'State Religion' (on the pattern that Hobbes wrote) that wants to be 'Today and the Future'.
The books of Francis Bacon are proving that he was convinced of the historical sense of the Greek mythology, not only of the legal sense of these archetypes built against time-flow (i.e. chronology).
History itself proves that Bacon was true to believe in the brass of Greek and to fight against the Leviathan that he is prophesying. Difference with Hobbes is that Bacon makes the Middle age 'medium', although Hobbes -who IS the British man in which French people see perfidy- just seals the agreement between Gertrude and Claudius with a beautiful sermon.
"Hell is Truth seen too late" said Hobbes, and he is in, Prophet in a mirror out of History.