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 purpose is always the same , but the methods of intelligence were very
different in those days . In modern espionage , the channels of transmission are
various and fast – radio , camera , satellite , all the electronic paraphernalia of
Walsingham ' s death created a vacuum at the heart of the English intelligence
service . He had succeeded in centralising the business , and in getting
government money for it , but much of this was due to his own magnetic political
skills , his ...
In the matter of intelligence , however , Anthony Bacon came to rely on a very
different sort of man : that rather grim little character Thomas Phelippes ,
Walsingham ' s old henchman . Phelippes had known the Bacons for years , so
this was a ...
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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
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Fascinating - and very well written as well. My best non-fiction find of the year. Ler crítica na íntegra
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