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
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.
Anthony Babington (1561-1586) was an English conspirator famous for being the leader of a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth, known afterwards as “The Babington Plot.” He was born October of 1561 and secretly raised a Roman Catholic. He went on
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Nicholas Skeres Nicholas Skeres (March 1563 – c.1601), was a con-man and government informant. Nicholas Skeres came from a wealthy family, as his father was a member of The Guild of Merchant Taylors. He worked as a servant for Thomas Walsingham. He was a government provocateur and a part