A Christopher Marlowe Chronology (Author Chronologies by L. Hopkins

By L. Hopkins

This new Chronology deals a distinct and available evaluate of key dates appropriate to Christopher Marlowe's lifestyles and works, and permits readers to navigate their means in the course of the quite a few items of facts for the hotly contested relationship of his performs and poems. due to the fact Marlowe's performs frequently specialise in actual old figures, information in their lives also are incorporated to permit readers to determine what liberties Marlowe has taken in his dramatizations in their lives.

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Death of Henry VIII and accession of Edward VI. June John Dee, the famous English ‘magician’ whom some have seen as an analogue for Doctor Faustus and who was extensively involved in formulating theories of empire and advising on exploration, visits Gerard Mercator in Louvain (see Crane, 164−5). ) Death of Francis Spira, whose despair of the possibility of his salvation became internationally famous and who is a possible precedent for Marlowe’s conception of Doctor Faustus (see Campbell). ) This is the date incorrectly recorded in the parish register of St George’s, Canterbury for the christening of Marlowe’s sister Margaret, because a loose sheet has been misplaced.

John Cecil, who is later to be either a Catholic priest or a government double agent, receives his BA from Trinity College, Oxford. ) Canterbury fair held. ) Thomas Watson leaves Douai for Paris. ) The ‘Spanish Fury’ – Spanish soldiers from the citadel devastate and pillage the city of Antwerp. Contemporary accounts suggested that as many as 18,000 people died on this and the subsequent days, though 8,000 is now considered a more likely figure (see Binding, 269−75). 44 A Christopher Marlowe Chronology 1577 A Thomas Baines of Southwell matriculates at Caius.

Mayne has been condemned by Sir Roger Manwood, on whom Marlowe will later write an epitaph, and sentence has been enforced by Sir Richard Grenville, with whom Hariot will later sail to America. This is the first execution of a seminary priest. On the repercussions of Mayne’s death, see Kendall, Christopher Marlowe, 121−5. ) Sir Francis Drake sets sail for Plymouth, ostensibly for the Mediterranean but in fact for the Americas (see Bawlf). 1578 England and Turkey open formal trade relations. John Marlowe is acting as a sidesman at the church of St Andrew, having moved out of the parish of St George.

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