“Crux Ansata” is a fervent attack on the Roman Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII written by H. G. Wells at the height of the Second World War. Within it, Wells uses his position and popularity to bolster British morale, praising the English spirit whilst simultaneously condemning the "spreading octopus" of the Church and its "Shinto alliance." Contents include: “Why Do We Not Bomb Rome?”, “The Development Of The Idea Of Christendom”, “The Essential Weakness Of Christendom”, “Heresies Are Experiments In Man's Unsatisfied Search For Truth”, “The City of God”, “The Church Salvages Learning”, “Charlemagne”, “Black Interlude”, “The Launching Of The Crusades By The Church”, et cetera. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). Although never a winner, Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature a total of four times. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.