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 inherited. Marlowe and Walsingham were considered by many to be friends during this time Walsingham died in August 1630 and was buried in Chislehurst, Kent, England. 

 

Author: Michael Calcagno

Editor: Stacey Sarto Stonehill College ’20

Walsingham, Sir Thomas
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