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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He would face the death - penalty unless he could prove he had killed in self -
defence . ... and he was present , along with Skeres and Poley , when the inquest
opened on the morning of Friday 1 June , thirty - six hours after the killing .
Ingram Frizer had killed his man in self - defence , and the case was therefore
closed . This may be called the official story of ... death was certainly routine .
There were other accounts of the killing , some of them eventually finding their
way into ...
We have seen how the story of Marlowe ' s death has changed over the centuries
, but perhaps the most significant change occurred during the first thirty - six
hours , in the period between the killing and the inquest . And perhaps those
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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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