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By L. Hopkins

ISBN-10: 0230503047

ISBN-13: 9780230503045

ISBN-10: 1349519197

ISBN-13: 9781349519194

This new Chronology deals a distinct and obtainable evaluate of key dates appropriate to Christopher Marlowe's lifestyles and works, and allows readers to navigate their approach in the course of the a variety of items of proof for the hotly contested relationship of his performs and poems. seeing that Marlowe's performs usually specialize in genuine old figures, info in their lives also are incorporated to permit readers to determine what liberties Marlowe has taken in his dramatizations in their lives.

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It is now lost (see Boas, University Drama, 52). ) The dean of Canterbury Cathedral authorises a payment of shillings to a ‘straunger off the contry of Persia’, who was reputed to come from ‘Babylond’ (see Urry, 7). Though Marlowe was still less than a year old, he might perhaps have heard about this later, and it could conceivably represent his first encounter with the territory which was to become so crucial a part of Tamburlaine the Great. 1565 William Allen leaves England and is ordained priest at Mechlin.

Hariot, a celebrated mathematician, sailed to Virginia in 1585, and the Baines Note states Hariot’s observations about the Indians to be the source of Marlowe’s scepticism about traditional Biblical chronology, as well as quoting Marlowe as saying ‘that Moyses was but a Jugler, & that one Heriots being Sir W Raleighs man can do more than he’. Hariot was a close friend of the Earl of Northumberland, to whom Marlowe was later to say he was very well known, and also of Sir Walter Ralegh. ) Pope Pius IV confirms the establishment of Douai.

Birth of Marlowe’s friend Thomas Watson. William Allen is chosen Principal of St Mary’s Hall, Oxford. Probable year of arrival of Marlowe’s father John in Canterbury (Urry, 10). It used to be supposed that Christopher Marlowe came of a longestablished Canterbury family, possessed of property and financial security; the recent research into John Marlowe’s background has dispelled that idea and has shown that the position of the Marlowes was actually much more precarious than that. ) Birth of Philip Henslowe, the future theatrical entrepreneur who will be extensively involved in staging Marlowe’s plays (see Cerasano, ‘Philip Henslowe’, 153).

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