Christopher Marlowe was born in the same year as William Shakespeare, 1564, and was another famous writer.
Marlowe was a rebel. His motto was “What nourishes me, destroys me.”
Some of Marlowe’s most famous plays are Dr. Faustus, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, and Tamburlaine.
In 1593, Marlowe was suspected of plotting against the Queen. He was arrested and released. On May 30th, 1593, he attended a secretive meeting with 2 other men in a part of London called Deptford. An argument broke out that led to Marlowe’s death. It is recorded that one of the men stabbed Marlowe over a dispute with paying a bill.
However, historians say he may have been murdered since he made many enemies with his risky actions against the government.
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