DRAFT – More coming soon! In 16th century England, proclamations were circulated to make the public aware of evolving laws and rules surrounding everything from trade, laws about what one could wear (sumptuary laws), plague edicts, religious practices, as well
Kuriyama, Constance Brown. Christopher Marlowe: A Renaissance life. Cornell UP, 2002. Kuriyama, Constance Brown. “Second Selves: Marlowe’s Cambridge and London Friendships.” Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England, vol. 14, 2001, pp. 86-104. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/24322989.
Budiansky, Stephen. Her Majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage. Viking, 2005. Budiansky, Stephen. “Sir Francis Walsingham.” Encyclopedia Britannica, 28 June 2015, britannica.com/biography.
Sir Thomas Walsingham Sir Thomas Walsingham (1561-1630) was an important landowner, and financed Thomas Watson, Thomas Nash and Christopher Marlowe as their literary patron. Ingram Frizer was employed by Walsingham, at Scadbury Manor, in a business venture that advanced money to needy heirs against their own inheritance, before he killed Christopher Marlowe. Walsingham may have allowed Marlowe live at one of the many houses he
Phillip Henslowe Philip Henslowe was the owner of a few prominent playhouses and a financial keeper for some of the best acting companies in England. He was born in 1550 in Linfield, Sussex, England and died on January 6, 1616 in London. Henslowe was also well known
Thomas Watson Thomas Watson was an English poet and author of Hekatompathia, a collection of sonnets published in 1582. Many scholars, including Ibrahim Alhiyari, believe he was born between 1555 and 1557 and died on September 26th, 1592. Watson and his friend Christopher Marlowe were