The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe
J. Cape, 1992 - 413 páginas
This is a story of the Elizabethan underworld. It is a full-length investigation of the killing, tracing Marlowe's shadowy political dealings, his involvement in covert intelligence work, the charges of heresy and homosexuality against him. Critical new evidence is uncovered about his three companions on that last day in Deptford. Through Charles Nicholl's detailed research, a complex, unsettling story of entrapment and betrayal, chimerical plots and dirty tricks emerges.
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The identity of the bride explains this violent haste : she was Dorothy Devereux ,
the younger sister of the Earl of Essex . Essex was the new star at court , and the
Queen viewed this marriage as quite unsuitable for the noble Dorothy .
For both William Vaughan and James Perrot , the fulcrum of their aspirations
towards the Earl of Essex was Dorothy Perrot , the Earl ' s sister . This is where
we cross back to the question of the Marlowe material in The Golden Grove . For
The expatriate community in Paris was small , and it is very likely that Watson met
the future Earl there , at that time when Cobham and Walsingham were worried
about the young man ' s dealings with Charles Paget . A man of charm and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - BlinkingSam - LibraryThing
The winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Non-fiction Gold Dagger Award in 1992 Charles Nicoll has written a fascinating literary detective story. What did happen to Kit Marlowe? Why was he killed ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - Mouldywarp - LibraryThing
Fascinating - and very well written as well. My best non-fiction find of the year. Ler crítica na íntegra
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