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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They haunt the shifting front - line of the war , they slip in and out of the Spanish
battle - camps , and they mingle with the English exiles gathered around the court
of the Duke of Parma , Spain ' s military commander in the Low Countries .
Low Countries , and to Sir William Stanley , but also to the gallows . Another
participant in the Winchester robbery was a Captain Dyer . He too joined up with
Stanley , and in 1594 he was described as one of Stanley ' s ' lieutenants ' .
Poley ' s particular speciality was the Low Countries , to which he travelled
frequently in these years . Just over a month after Marlowe ' s deportation , he
was himself posting to Brussels about ' Her Majesty ' s special affairs ' . The
warrant for ...
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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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