Thomas Watson (1555/1557-1592) was an English poet and author of The Hekatompathia, or Passionate Century of Love.

Watson and Christopher Marlowe were arrested and incarcerated at Newgate Prison for the murder of William Bradley. Marlowe was released after two weeks, while Watson stayed six months longer. Watson wrote An Eclogue upon the Death of the Right Honourable Sir Francis Walsingham in 1592. His second Latin epic Amintae Gaudia was published posthumously by “CM,” who many believe was Christopher Marlowe. Watson is buried at the Church of St. Bartholomew the Less in London.

Author: Angelo Conti; Editors: Morgan Silva & Justin Weitbrecht 

Watson, Thomas
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