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Who killed Kit Marlowe? : a contract to murder in Elizabethan England /
M.J. Trow and Taliesin Trow.
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Stroud : Sutton, 2001.
description
x, 278 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0750926899
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Stroud : Sutton, 2001.
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0750926899
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4595226
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [266]-268) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
M.J. Trow is a crime novelist, biographer and historian. Taliesin Trow's role in this book was research into Marlowe's literature. He is M.J. Trow's son, and is currently reading history and archaeology at Exeter University
Summaries
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This is an exploration of the crash-and-burn bard whose life- style and reputation led to his death, stabbed through the eye in 1593. The book investigates the conspiracy surrounding Marlowe's death, the subject of conjecture for over 400 years.
Main Description
Kit Marlowe was the bad boy of Elizabethan drama, a schemer and player who inhabited a seamy underworld in which plots, real and imagined, proliferated. When he died, apparently in a tavern brawl, in Deptford in 1593, stabbed through the eye at the age of 29, it seemed he had only met the death that had been coming to him. But is this the whole story? Or had Marlowe become embroiled in political intrigue, touched at its edges by the dangers of alchemy, atheism and homosexual love, which made him such a threat to those around him that he had to be expunged? This new investigation of Marlowe's death - and the life which provoked it - unravels the evidence to suggest a new answer to a murder which has puzzled us for over four centuries. The author of Tamburlaine, The Jew of Malta and Doctor Faustus, Marlowe was soon the leading literary light of his generation. But while he excited admiration, he also made powerful enemies.
Main Description
This new investigation unravels the evidence to suggest a new answer to a murder that has puzzled us for over 4 centuries.
Main Description
Kit Marlowe was the bad boy of the Elizabethan drama, a schemer and player who inhabited a seamy underworld in which plots proliferated. When he died, stabbed through the eye at 29, it seemed he had met with the death that had been coming to him. But is this the whole story? Or did he know too much about those in power and so had to be expunged? This investigation of Marlowe's death - and the life which provoked it - unravels the evidence to suggest a new answer to a murder which has puzzled us over four centuries. Author of 'Tambourlaine', 'The Jew of Malta', and 'Doctor Faustus', Marlowe was the leading literary light of his generation. But while he excited admiration, he also made powerful enemies. For Marlowe had also become involved in a world of spies and counter-spies, and developed perilous interests in alchemy, witchcraft and the School of the Night. This work gives an insight into Marlowe's complex world.
Table of Contents
List of Platesp. iv
Acknowledgementsp. v
Introduction: The Gloriana Mythp. vii
A Death in Deptfordp. 1
Merlin's Racep. 17
Bene't's Collegep. 38
Good Service ... and ... Faithfull Dealingep. 57
The Muse's Darlingp. 84
Tobacco and Boysp. 105
Machevillp. 135
The Sorcerer's Apprenticep. 157
God's Judgementp. 179
Plot and Counterplotp. 206
A Great Reckoningp. 227
Notesp. 252
Select Bibliographyp. 266
Indexp. 269
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