Credits: Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 “Rogues” worked collaboratively in the same groups throughout the semester. Instructors: Kristen Abbott Bennett, Scott Hamlin TA: Rowan Pereira (Stonehill ’19) Web Support: Amanda Beauregard (Fellow, Digital Innovation Lab, Stonehill ’18) Graphic Design: Jonathan Letourneau (Fellow, Digital

Bradley, William

William Bradley William Bradley (cerca 1563-1589) was well known for being a thug who had several vicious encounters.   William Bradley spent most of his time in London around Hog Lane, which was also the place of his death. Bradley’s father’s name was William Bradley Sr, and raised Bradley on the

Topcliffe, Richard

Richard Topcliffe (1531-1604) was an interrogator at the Tower of London. Born on November 14, 1531 in Londonshire, Topcliffe lost both his parents by age 12. Later, he was orphaned by his uncle. According to records, Topcliffe served Queen Elizabeth in 1557 at the Tower of London or Bridewell Prison (Bindoff).  Bridewell is presumed where Topcliffe interrogated Kit Marlowe’s roommate, Thomas Kyd. While

Kyd, Thomas

Thomas Kyd (1558-1594) was an influential Elizabethan playwright whose most famous plays include The Spanish Tragedy and The Tragedy of Soliman and Perseda. His parents were Anna and Francis Kyd; he was baptized at Saint Mary Woolnoth church in London on November 6, 1558. His father was a member of London’s Company of

Drury, Thomas

Thomas Drury (1551-1603), a government informant, accused Marlowe of atheism.  Thomas Drury worked for Sir Nicholas Bacon as a government informant and messenger. Drury attended Caius College, but didn’t earn a degree. He was arrested in 1585 for no documented reason. The length of his

Walsingham, Francis

Francis Walsingham Francis Walsingham (1532-1590) was Queen Elizabeth I’s principal secretary and spymaster.   He attended King’s College in Cambridge and continued his studies in France and Italy before returning to study at Gray’s Inn1 in London. As a Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis, Walsingham worked with William Cecil, Lord Burghley and spied on suspicious foreigners in London. Many suspect Christopher Marlowe also worked with Walsingham as an intelligencer.  Between

Walsingham, Sir Thomas

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