A Christopher Marlowe Chronology (Author Chronologies) by L. Hopkins

By L. Hopkins

This new Chronology enables speedy and simple retrieval of the entire significant dates relating Christopher Marlowe's existence and profession. It additionally helpfully provides dates correct to the genuine humans and historic occasions dramatized in his performs and to people who acted in, produced them, the dates of booklet of the works which he used as resources, the dates of significant revivals of his works, and the dates at which a number of key evidence approximately his existence and works have been later rediscovered.

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Richard Baines, now a member of Caius, receives his MA. ) Lady Day. Start of the Elizabethan new year. Probable date of the baptism of Marlowe’s brother Thomas (the second of his brothers to be so called, and the youngest of the Marlowe children) at St Andrew’s Church, Canterbury. John Marlowe takes Lactantius Presson as his apprentice, but the two soon fall out. After a fight, Presson leaves and John Marlowe is fined for drawing blood. Easter Sunday. May Heavy storms lead to severe flooding in Canterbury (see Urry, 4).

May−August Plague in Canterbury pushes the death toll in these months to twice its normal figure. ) Death of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury. ) Canterbury fair held. October Heavy snow in Canterbury. ) First mention of Lady Arbella Stuart, to whom Marlowe might just conceivably later have acted as tutor. Her precise birthdate is unknown, but a letter from her grandmother on this date refers to her. She had probably been born shortly before. 1576 Publication at Geneva of Innocent Gentillet, Discours sur les moyens de bien gouverner et maintenir en bonne paix un royaume ou autre principauté.

A boy called Christopher Mowle is recorded as living in the house of John Roydon, victualler, of Canterbury, and as witnessing an assault alleged to have taken place there on this date. Andrew Butcher suggested that this boy was Christopher Marlowe, although he conceded that the age is wrong – Christopher Mowle’s age is given as twelve years, whereas Christopher Marlowe was three months short of his 1574 39 tenth birthday (Butcher). If the suggestion were accepted, it would mean that Marlowe was living away from his family at this time, which would be interesting in the light of the numerous family conflicts dramatised in his plays.

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