A Christopher Marlowe Chronology (Author Chronologies) by L. Hopkins

By L. Hopkins

This new Chronology permits speedy and simple retrieval of the entire significant dates relating Christopher Marlowe's lifestyles and profession. It additionally helpfully supplies dates suitable to the true humans and historic occasions dramatized in his performs and to people who acted in, produced them, the dates of book of the works which he used as resources, the dates of important revivals of his works, and the dates at which numerous key evidence approximately his existence and works have been later rediscovered.

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Canterbury fair held. ) Burial of Marlowe’s elder sister Mary, aged six. This leaves Christopher, aged four, as the elder of the two surviving Marlowe children. ) Michaelmas. Robert Poley, later to be one of the three men present at Marlowe’s death, enters Clare College, Cambridge as a sizar. William Allen begins to gather English Catholics to form at English College at Douai. Raffe Typpinge of Hoxton helps search the Portuguese ambassador’s chapel for recusants. ) arrest and death (see Seaton, ‘Marlowe, Poley, and the Tippings’, 277).

Easter Sunday. ) Marlowe’s father John admitted as a freeman of Canterbury, although he had served only a four-year apprenticeship instead of the customary seven. This was probably because plague had created a labour shortage. From now, or from shortly after, John Marlowe has his own shoemaker’s shop. ) William Shakespeare is christened at Holy Trinity church, Stratford-upon-Avon. Although seemingly a later starter 28 A Christopher Marlowe Chronology than Marlowe, Shakespeare is overwhelmingly likely to have known him in the 1590s.

A ‘Dick Baies’ is mentioned as having carried messages to Mary, Queen of Scots. This is mistakenly indexed as ‘Baines’ (suggesting Richard Baines) in the Calendar of the State Papers Relating to Scotland, but Constance Kuriyama has argued that since the name Baies or Bayes is common in the area around Sheffield where Mary was being held, ‘Baies’ is likely to be correct (Kuriyama, ‘Marlowe’s Nemesis’, 350). ) Canterbury fair held. ) The Northern Lights are seen over Canterbury, to the alarm of the local population.

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