The documentation surrounding Marlowe’s death does not rule out murder. Marlowe’s rumored work as a spy for Elizabeth likely meant he had sensitive information that may have jeopardized one of the men present, or their employer. Killing Marlowe efficiently erases
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Sir Thomas Walsingham (1561-1630) was an important landowner and literary patron. Ingram Frizer was employed by Walsingham, at Scadbury Manor before he killed Christopher Marlowe. Walsingham may have allowed Marlowe to live at one of the many houses he inherited.
Nicholas Skeres (March 1563 – c.1601) was a con-man and government informant. Skeres worked as a servant for Thomas Walsingham. He was a government provocateur and a part of discovering the Babington Plot, working as a spy with Francis Walsingham.
Ingram Frizer (1561-1627) is known for the murder of Christopher Marlowe, in an act done by the English Secret Service. Ingram Frizer was supposedly born in Kingsclere, Hampshire. Before Marlowe’s death, he was known as a dishonest businessman in real
Ireland, Gordon. “Ingram Frizer Laid More Low than Marlowe.” The Shakespeare Association Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 4, 1930, pp. 192–195, JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/23676147.
Bald, R.C. “The Sources of Middleton’s City Comedies.” The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, vol. 33, no. 3, 1934, pp. 373–387. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/27703924.
Robert Poley (Pooley) Robert Poley spied for the Elizabethan government, carried messages, and played a key role in the Babington Plot. Robert Poley worked as a messenger and spy for the British Government, under the employ of Sir Robert Cecil and Sir Francis Walsingham. He was present for
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