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Christopher Marlowe

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Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe (baptised 26 February 156430 May 1593), was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. [1]

194 relations: A Dead Man in Deptford, Achilles, Admiral's Men, Alcibiades, Alexander the Great, Alternate history, Amores (Ovid), Anthony Burgess, Antony and Cleopatra, Archbishop of Canterbury, Arden of Faversham, Aristocracy (class), As You Like It, Atheism, Augustus, Authors' Club First Novel Award, Babington Plot, Baptism, BBC, BBC Radio 4, Ben Jonson, Bill (2015 film), Blank verse, Broadway theatre, Bronze sculpture, Buttery (shop), Canterbury, Catholic Church, Cautionary Towns, Charles Nicholl (author), Children of the Chapel, Church of England, Cicero, Coroner, Coroner of the Queen's Household, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Counterfeit money, David Bevington, Deptford, Desmond Elliott Prize, Dictionary of National Biography, Dido, Queen of Carthage (play), Doctor Faustus (play), Dominic Jephcott, Early Modern English, Edward Alleyn, Edward II (play), Edward II of England, Edward Onslow Ford, Eleanor Bull, ..., Elizabeth Bear, Elizabeth I of England, Elizabethan era, English Renaissance theatre, Fantasy, Faust, Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby, Foul papers, Francis Meres, Francis Walsingham, Frederick S. Boas, George Chapman, George Lyman Kittredge, George Peele, Hamlet, Harry Turtledove, Henry VI, Part 1, Hephaestion, Herbert Lom, Hercules, Heresy, Hero and Leander (poem), Historia von D. Johann Fausten (chapbook), House system, Hylas, Iambic pentameter, In Our Time (radio series), Ingram Frizer, J. B. Steane, James VI and I, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jim Jarmusch, John Hurt, John Puckering, John the Evangelist, John Whitgift, Lady Arbella Stuart, Lansdowne manuscripts, Leslie Hotson, Louise Welsh, Love's Labour's Lost, Lucan, Lust's Dominion, M. J. Trow, Macbeth, Marlovian theory of Shakespeare authorship, Marlowe (musical), Marlowe Memorial, Mary, Queen of Scots, Master of the Revels, Memorial reconstruction, Mercury (mythology), Michael Drayton, Morgan le Fay, Neptune (mythology), New Testament, Newgate Prison, Niccolò Machiavelli, Nicholas Skeres, Norton Folgate, Notes and Queries, Old Testament, Only Lovers Left Alive, Ovid, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, Palladis Tamia, Park Honan, Parnassus plays, Patroclus, Peter Whelan, Pharsalia, Philip II of Spain, Philip Lindsay, Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Poets' Corner, Privy council, Privy Council of England, Privy Council of the United Kingdom, Protagonist, Quarto, Rake (stock character), Reims, Renaissance humanism, Richard Baines, Richard II (play), Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, Robert Poley, Rock musical, Romance novel, Ros Barber, Royal Shakespeare Company, Ruled Britannia, Samuel A. Tannenbaum, Samuel Rowley, Secret history, Secretary of State (England), Sestos, Shakespeare's sonnets, Sidney Lee, Socrates, Sodom and Gomorrah, Spanish Armada, Spanish Netherlands, St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, Stanley Wells, Stationers' Register, Stratford-upon-Avon, Succession to Elizabeth I of England, Tamburlaine, Tamburlaine Must Die, The Faerie Queene, The Jew of Malta, The King's School, Canterbury, The Massacre at Paris, The Merchant of Venice, The Oxford Shakespeare, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, The School of Night, The School of Night (play), The Spanish Tragedy, The Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Thomas Harriot, Thomas Kyd, Thomas Morley, Thomas Nashe, Thomas Walsingham (literary patron), Thomas Watson (poet), Tim Downie, Timur, Touchstone (As You Like It), Tragedy, Upstart Crow, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Vlissingen, Walter Raleigh, Westminster Abbey, Wilbur G. Zeigler, Will (TV series), William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, William Danby (coroner), William Shakespeare, William Stanley (Elizabethan). Expand index (144 more) »

A Dead Man in Deptford

A Dead Man in Deptford is a 1993 novel by Anthony Burgess, the last to be published during his lifetime.

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In Greek mythology, Achilles or Achilleus (Ἀχιλλεύς, Achilleus) was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad.

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Admiral's Men

The Admiral's Men (also called the Admiral's company, more strictly, the Earl of Nottingham's Men; after 1603, Prince Henry's Men; after 1612, the Elector Palatine's Men or the Palsgrave's Men) was a playing company or troupe of actors in the Elizabethan and Stuart eras.

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Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, from the deme of Scambonidae (Greek: Ἀλκιβιάδης Κλεινίου Σκαμβωνίδης, transliterated Alkibiádēs Kleiníou Skambōnídēs; c. 450–404 BC), was a prominent Athenian statesman, orator, and general.

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Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Aléxandros ho Mégas), was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.

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Alternate history

Alternate history or alternative history (Commonwealth English), sometimes abbreviated as AH, is a genre of fiction consisting of stories in which one or more historical events occur differently.

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Amores (Ovid)

Amores is Ovid's first completed book of poetry, written in elegiac couplets.

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Anthony Burgess

John Anthony Burgess Wilson, (25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993), who published under the name Anthony Burgess, was an English writer and composer.

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Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare.

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Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury.

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Arden of Faversham

Arden of Faversham (original spelling: Arden of Feversham) is an Elizabethan play, entered into the Register of the Stationers Company on 3 April 1592, and printed later that same year by Edward White.

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Aristocracy (class)

The aristocracy is a social class that a particular society considers its highest order.

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As You Like It

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio in 1623.

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Atheism is, in the broadest sense, the absence of belief in the existence of deities.

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Augustus (Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was a Roman statesman and military leader who was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, controlling Imperial Rome from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.

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Authors' Club First Novel Award

Authors' Club Best First Novel Award is awarded by the Authors' Club to the most promising first novel of the year, written by a British author and published in the UK during the calendar year preceding the year in which the award is presented.

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Babington Plot

The Babington Plot was a plan in 1586 to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I, a Protestant, and put Mary, Queen of Scots, her Roman Catholic cousin, on the English throne.

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Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into Christianity.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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Ben Jonson

Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy.

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Bill (2015 film)

Bill is a 2015 British family adventure comedy film from the principal performers behind children's TV series Horrible Histories and Yonderland.

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Blank verse

Blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter.

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Broadway theatre

Broadway theatre,Although theater is the generally preferred spelling in the United States (see American and British English spelling differences), many Broadway venues, performers and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.

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Bronze sculpture

Bronze is the most popular metal for cast metal sculptures; a cast bronze sculpture is often called simply a "bronze".

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Buttery (shop)

In the Middle Ages, a buttery was a storeroom for liquor, the name being derived from the Latin and French words for bottle or, to put the word into its simpler form, a butt, that is, a cask.

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Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Cautionary Towns

The Cautionary Towns, were three towns in the Dutch Republic garrisoned by English troops from 1585.

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Charles Nicholl (author)

Charles Nicholl is an English author specializing in works of history, biography, literary detection, and travel.

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Children of the Chapel

The Children of the Chapel were the boys with unbroken voices, choristers, who formed part of the Chapel Royal, the body of singers and priests serving the spiritual needs of their sovereign wherever they were called upon to do so.

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Church of England

The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.

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Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher, who served as consul in the year 63 BC.

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A coroner is a person whose standard role is to confirm and certify the death of an individual within a jurisdiction.

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Coroner of the Queen's Household

The Coroner of the King's/Queen's Household was an office of the Medical Household of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.

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Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Corpus Christi College (full name: "The College of Corpus Christi and the Blessed Virgin Mary", often shortened to "Corpus", or previously "The Body") is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

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Counterfeit money

Counterfeit money is imitation currency produced without the legal sanction of the state or government.

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David Bevington

David Martin Bevington (born May 13, 1931) is an American literary scholar.

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Deptford is a district of south-east London, England, within the London Borough of Lewisham.

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Desmond Elliott Prize

The Desmond Elliott Prize is an annual award for the best debut novel written in English and published in the UK.

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Dictionary of National Biography

The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885.

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Dido, Queen of Carthage (play)

Dido, Queen of Carthage is a short play written by the English playwright Christopher Marlowe, with possible contributions by Thomas Nashe.

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Doctor Faustus (play)

The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is an Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe, based on German stories about the title character Faust, that was first performed sometime between 1588 and Marlowe's death in 1593.

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Dominic Jephcott

Dominic Jephcott (born 28 July 1957) is a RADA-trained English actor.

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Early Modern English

Early Modern English, Early New English (sometimes abbreviated to EModE, EMnE or EME) is the stage of the English language from the beginning of the Tudor period to the English Interregnum and Restoration, or from the transition from Middle English, in the late 15th century, to the transition to Modern English, in the mid-to-late 17th century.

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Edward Alleyn

Edward "Ned" Alleyn (1 September 1566 – 25 November 1626) was an English actor who was a major figure of the Elizabethan theatre and founder of Dulwich College and Alleyn's School.

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Edward II (play)

Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play written by Christopher Marlowe.

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Edward II of England

Edward II (25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327), also called Edward of Carnarvon, was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed in January 1327.

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Edward Onslow Ford

Edward Onslow Ford (27 July 1852, in London – 23 December 1901, in London) was an English sculptor.

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Eleanor Bull

Eleanor Bull (c. 1550 – 1596) was an English woman who is known for owning the establishment in which Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan playwright and poet, was killed in 1593.

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Elizabeth Bear

Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky (born September 22, 1971) is an American author who works primarily in speculative fiction genres, writing under the name Elizabeth Bear.

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Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603.

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Elizabethan era

The Elizabethan era is the epoch in the Tudor period of the history of England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603).

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English Renaissance theatre

English Renaissance theatre—also known as early modern English theatre and Elizabethan theatre—refers to the theatre of England between 1562 and 1642.

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Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.

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Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend, based on the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480–1540).

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Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby

Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby (1559 – 16 April 1594) was an English nobleman and politician.

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Foul papers

Foul papers are an author's working drafts.

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Francis Meres

Francis Meres (1565/6 – 29 January 1647) was an English churchman and author.

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Francis Walsingham

Sir Francis Walsingham (1532 – 6 April 1590) was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England from 20 December 1573 until his death and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster".

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Frederick S. Boas

Frederick Samuel Boas, (1862–1957) was an English scholar of early modern drama.

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George Chapman

George Chapman (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, c. 1559 – London, 12 May 1634) was an English dramatist, translator, and poet.

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George Lyman Kittredge

George Lyman Kittredge (February 28, 1860 – July 23, 1941) was a professor of English literature at Harvard University.

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George Peele

George Peele (baptised 25 July 1556 – buried 9 November 1596) was an English translator, poet, and dramatist, who is most noted for his supposed but not universally accepted collaboration with William Shakespeare on the play Titus Andronicus.

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602.

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Harry Turtledove

Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American novelist, best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction.

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Henry VI, Part 1

Henry VI, Part 1, often referred to as 1 Henry VI, is a history play by William Shakespeare, possibly in collaboration with Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe, believed to have been written in 1591 and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England.

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Hephaestion (Ἡφαιστίων Hephaistíon; c. 356 BC – 324 BC), son of Amyntor, was an ancient Macedonian nobleman and a general in the army of Alexander the Great.

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Herbert Lom

Herbert Lom (11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012) was a Czech-born British film and television actor who moved to the United Kingdom in 1939.

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Hercules is a Roman hero and god.

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Heresy is any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs, in particular the accepted beliefs of a church or religious organization.

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Hero and Leander (poem)

Hero and Leander is a poem by Christopher Marlowe that retells the Greek myth of Hero and Leander.

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Historia von D. Johann Fausten (chapbook)

Historia von D. Johann Fausten, the first "Faust book", is a chapbook of stories concerning the life of Johann Georg Faust, written by an anonymous German author.

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House system

The house system is a traditional feature of schools in England, originating in England.

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In classical mythology, Hylas (Ὕλας) was a youth who served as Heracles' (Roman Hercules) companion and servant.

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Iambic pentameter

Iambic pentameter is a type of metrical line used in traditional English poetry and verse drama.

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In Our Time (radio series)

In Our Time is a live BBC radio discussion series exploring the history of ideas, presented by Melvyn Bragg since 15 October 1998.

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Ingram Frizer

Ingram Frizer (died August 1627) was an English gentleman and businessman of the late 16th and early 17th centuries who is notable for his reported killing "According to the official story – the story told by Skeres and Poley – it was Marlowe who pulled the knife and Frizer who killed him in self defence.

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J. B. Steane

John Barry Steane (12 April 1928 – 17 March 2011) was an English music critic, musicologist, literary scholar and teacher, with a particular interest in singing and the human voice.

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James VI and I

James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625.

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Jamie Campbell Bower

James Metcalfe Campbell Bower (born 22 November 1988) is an English actor, singer, and model.

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Jim Jarmusch

James Robert Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor, and composer.

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John Hurt

Sir John Vincent Hurt (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose screen and stage career spanned more than 50 years.

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John Puckering

Sir John Puckering (1544 in Flamborough, Yorkshire – 30 April 1596) was a lawyer, politician, Speaker of the English House of Commons, and Lord Keeper from 1592 until his death.

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John the Evangelist

John the Evangelist (Εὐαγγελιστής Ἰωάννης, ⲓⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ or ⲓⲱ̅ⲁ) is the name traditionally given to the author of the Gospel of John.

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John Whitgift

John Whitgift (c. 1530 – 29 February 1604) was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583 to his death.

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Lady Arbella Stuart

Lady Arbella Stuart (1575 – 25 September 1615; also spelled Arabella, Stewart) was an English noblewoman who was for some time considered a possible successor to Queen Elizabeth I of England.

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Lansdowne manuscripts

The Lansdowne manuscripts are a significant named collection of the British Library, based on the collection of William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne.

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Leslie Hotson

John Leslie Hotson, commonly known as Leslie Hotson or J. Leslie Hotson (16 August 1897 – 16 November 1992) was a scholar of Elizabethan literary puzzles.

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Louise Welsh

Louise Welsh (born 1 February 1965 in London) is an English-born author of short stories and psychological thrillers, resident in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to swear off the company of women for three years of study and fasting.

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Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (November 3, 39 AD – April 30, 65 AD), better known in English as Lucan, was a Roman poet, born in Corduba (modern-day Córdoba), in Hispania Baetica.

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Lust's Dominion

Lust's Dominion, or The Lascivious Queen is an English Renaissance stage play, a tragedy written perhaps around 1600 and first published in 1657, probably written by Thomas Dekker in collaboration with others.

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M. J. Trow

Meirion James Trow (born 16 October 1949) is a writer who writes under the name M. J. Trow.

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Macbeth (full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606.

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Marlovian theory of Shakespeare authorship

The Marlovian theory of Shakespeare authorship holds that the Elizabethan poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe was the main author of the poems and plays attributed to William Shakespeare.

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Marlowe (musical)

Marlowe is a 1981 musical with a book by Leo Rost, lyrics by Rost and Jimmy Horowitz, and music by Horowitz.

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Marlowe Memorial

The Marlowe Memorial is a statue and four statuettes erected in memory of the playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe in 1891 in Canturbury, England.

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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567.

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Master of the Revels

The Master of the Revels was the holder of a position within the English, and later the British, royal household, heading the "Revels Office" or "Office of the Revels".

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Memorial reconstruction

The term memorial reconstruction refers to the hypothesis that the scripts of some 17th century plays were written down from memory by actors who had played parts in them, and that those transcriptions were published.

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Mercury (mythology)

Mercury (Latin: Mercurius) is a major god in Roman religion and mythology, being one of the Dii Consentes within the ancient Roman pantheon.

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Michael Drayton

Michael Drayton (1563 – 23 December 1631) was an English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era.

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Morgan le Fay

Morgan le Fay, alternatively known as Morgaine, Morgain, Morgana, Morganna, Morgant, Morgane, Morgen, Morgne, Morgue and other names and spellings, is a powerful enchantress in the Arthurian legend.

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Neptune (mythology)

Neptune (Neptūnus) was the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion.

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New Testament

The New Testament (Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη, trans. Hē Kainḕ Diathḗkē; Novum Testamentum) is the second part of the Christian biblical canon, the first part being the Old Testament, based on the Hebrew Bible.

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Newgate Prison

Newgate Prison was a prison in London, at the corner of Newgate Street and Old Bailey just inside the City of London.

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Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer of the Renaissance period.

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Nicholas Skeres

Nicholas Skeres (March 1563 – c. 1601) was an Elizabethan con-man and government informer—i.e. a "professional deceiver"—and one of the three "gentlemen" who were with the poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe when he was killed in Deptford in May 1593.

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Norton Folgate

Norton Folgate is a short length of street in London, connecting Bishopsgate with Shoreditch High Street, on the northern edge of the City of London.

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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries is a long-running quarterly scholarly journal that publishes short articles related to "English language and literature, lexicography, history, and scholarly antiquarianism".

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Old Testament

The Old Testament (abbreviated OT) is the first part of Christian Bibles, based primarily upon the Hebrew Bible (or Tanakh), a collection of ancient religious writings by the Israelites believed by most Christians and religious Jews to be the sacred Word of God.

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Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive is a 2013 internationally co-produced vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi and John Hurt.

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Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – 17/18 AD), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Palladis Tamia

Palladis Tamia, subtitled "Wits Treasury", is a 1598 book written by the minister Francis Meres.

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Park Honan

Leonard Hobart Park Honan (17 September 1928 – 27 September 2014) was an American academic and author who spent most of his career in the UK.

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Parnassus plays

The Parnassus plays are three satiric comedies, or full-length academic dramas each divided into five acts.

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In Greek mythology, as recorded in Homer's Iliad, Patroclus (Πάτροκλος, Pátroklos, "glory of the father") was the son of Menoetius, grandson of Actor, King of Opus.

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Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan (3 October 1931 – 3 July 2014) was a British playwright.

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De Bello Civili (On the Civil War), more commonly referred to as the Pharsalia, is a Roman epic poem by the poet Lucan, detailing the civil war between Julius Caesar and the forces of the Roman Senate led by Pompey the Great.

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Philip II of Spain

Philip II (Felipe II; 21 May 1527 – 13 September 1598), called "the Prudent" (el Prudente), was King of Spain (1556–98), King of Portugal (1581–98, as Philip I, Filipe I), King of Naples and Sicily (both from 1554), and jure uxoris King of England and Ireland (during his marriage to Queen Mary I from 1554–58).

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Philip Lindsay

Philip Lindsay (1906–1958) was an Australian writer, who mostly wrote historical novels.

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Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall

Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (c. 1284 – 19 June 1312) was an English nobleman of Gascon origin, and the favourite of King Edward II of England.

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Poets' Corner

Poets' Corner is the name traditionally given to a section of the South Transept of Westminster Abbey because of the high number of poets, playwrights, and writers buried and commemorated there.

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Privy council

A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government.

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Privy Council of England

The Privy Council of England, also known as His (or Her) Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, was a body of advisers to the sovereign of the Kingdom of England.

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Privy Council of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council, is a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.

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A protagonist In modern usage, a protagonist is the main character of any story (in any medium, including prose, poetry, film, opera and so on).

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Quarto (abbreviated Qto, 4to or 4°) is a book or pamphlet produced from full "blanksheets", each of which is printed with eight pages of text, four to a side, then folded twice to produce four leaves (that is, eight book pages).

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Rake (stock character)

In a historical context, a rake (short for rakehell, analogous to "hellraiser") was a man who was habituated to immoral conduct, particularly womanising.

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Reims (also spelled Rheims), a city in the Grand Est region of France, lies east-northeast of Paris.

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Renaissance humanism

Renaissance humanism is the study of classical antiquity, at first in Italy and then spreading across Western Europe in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.

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Richard Baines

Richard Baines (''fl''. 1568–1593) was an Elizabethan double agent, informer and ordained Catholic priest.

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Richard II (play)

King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595.

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Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, (1 June 1563? – 24 May 1612) was an English statesman noted for his skillful direction of the government during the Union of the Crowns, as Tudor England gave way to Stuart rule (1603).

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Robert Poley

Robert Poley, or Pooley (fl. 1568–1602) was an English double agent, government messenger and agent provocateur employed by members of the Privy Council during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; he was described as "the very genius of the Elizabethan underworld".

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Rock musical

A rock musical is a musical theatre work with rock music.

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Romance novel

Although the genre is very old, the romance novel or romantic novel discussed in this article is the mass-market version.

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Ros Barber

Ros Barber (born 25 January 1964) is a British novelist, poet, and academic.

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Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

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Ruled Britannia

Ruled Britannia is an alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove, first published in hardcover by New American Library in 2002.

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Samuel A. Tannenbaum

Samuel Aaron Tannenbaum (1874–1948) was a literary scholar, bibliographer, and palaeographer, best known for his work on William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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Samuel Rowley

Samuel Rowley was a 17th-century English dramatist and actor.

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Secret history

A secret history (or shadow history) is a revisionist interpretation of either fictional or real history which is claimed to have been deliberately suppressed, forgotten, or ignored by established scholars.

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Secretary of State (England)

In the Kingdom of England, the title of Secretary of State came into being near the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603), the usual title before that having been King's Clerk, King's Secretary, or Principal Secretary.

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Sestos (Σηστός) or Sestus was an ancient Greek town of the Thracian Chersonese, the modern Gallipoli peninsula in European Turkey.

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Shakespeare's sonnets

Shakespeare's sonnets are poems that William Shakespeare wrote on a variety of themes.

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Sidney Lee

Sir Sidney Lee (5 December 1859 – 3 March 1926) was an English biographer, writer and critic.

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Socrates (Sōkrátēs,; – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought.

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Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah were cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis and throughout the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and in the deuterocanonical books, as well as in the Quran and the hadith.

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Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada (Grande y Felicísima Armada, literally "Great and Most Fortunate Navy") was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from A Coruña in late May 1588, under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia, with the purpose of escorting an army from Flanders to invade England.

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Spanish Netherlands

Spanish Netherlands (Países Bajos Españoles; Spaanse Nederlanden; Pays-Bas espagnols, Spanische Niederlande) was the collective name of States of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries, held in personal union by the Spanish Crown (also called Habsburg Spain) from 1556 to 1714.

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St. Bartholomew's Day massacre

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Stanley Wells

Sir Stanley William Wells CBE (born 21 May 1930) is a Shakespearean scholar, writer, professor and editor who has been honorary president of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, professor emeritus at the University of Birmingham, and author of a number of books about Shakespeare, including Shakespeare Sex and Love, and is general editor of the Oxford and Penguin Shakespeares.

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Stationers' Register

The Stationers’ Register was a record book maintained by the Stationers' Company of London.

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Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon District, in the county of Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, north west of London, south east of Birmingham, and south west of Warwick.

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Succession to Elizabeth I of England

The succession to the childless Elizabeth I of England was an open question from her accession in 1558 to her death in 1603, when the crown passed to James VI of Scotland.

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Tamburlaine the Great is a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe.

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Tamburlaine Must Die

Tamburlaine Must Die is a novella written by Louise Welsh, which imagines the last days of Christopher Marlowe's life in 1593.

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The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene is an English epic poem by Edmund Spenser.

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The Jew of Malta

The Jew of Malta (originally spelled The Ievv of Malta) is a play by Christopher Marlowe, probably written in 1589 or 1590.

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The King's School, Canterbury

The King's School is a selective British co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils in the English city of Canterbury in Kent.

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The Massacre at Paris

The Massacre at Paris is an Elizabethan play by the English dramatist Christopher Marlowe (1593) and a Restoration drama by Nathaniel Lee (1689), the later chiefly remembered for a song by Henry Purcell.

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender.

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The Oxford Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare is the range of editions of William Shakespeare's works produced by Oxford University Press.

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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, known for its first line "Come live with me and be my love", is a poem written by the English poet Christopher Marlowe and published in 1599 (six years after the poet's death).

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The School of Night

The School of Night is a modern name for a group of men centred on Sir Walter Raleigh that was once referred to in 1592 as the "School of Atheism".

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The School of Night (play)

The School of Night is a play by Peter Whelan.

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The Spanish Tragedy

The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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The Times Literary Supplement

The Times Literary Supplement (or TLS, on the front page from 1969) is a weekly literary review published in London by News UK, a subsidiary of News Corp.

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Thomas Harriot

Thomas Harriot (Oxford, c. 1560 – London, 2 July 1621), also spelled Harriott, Hariot or Heriot, was an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer and translator who made advances within the scientific field.

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Thomas Kyd

Thomas Kyd (baptised 6 November 1558; buried 15 August 1594) was an English playwright, the author of The Spanish Tragedy, and one of the most important figures in the development of Elizabethan drama.

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Thomas Morley

Thomas Morley (1557 or 1558 – early October 1602) was an English composer, theorist, singer and organist of the Renaissance.

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Thomas Nashe

Thomas Nashe (baptised November 1567 – c. 1601) is considered the greatest of the English Elizabethan pamphleteers.

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Thomas Walsingham (literary patron)

Sir Thomas Walsingham (c. 1561 – 11 August 1630) was a courtier to Queen Elizabeth I and literary patron to such poets as Thomas Watson, Thomas Nashe, George Chapman and Christopher Marlowe.

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Thomas Watson (poet)

Thomas Watson (1555–1592) was an English poet and translator, and the pioneer of the English madrigal.

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Tim Downie

Timothy Richard Downie (born 1977) is an English actor and writer.

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Timur (تیمور Temūr, Chagatai: Temür; 9 April 1336 – 18 February 1405), historically known as Amir Timur and Tamerlane (تيمور لنگ Temūr(-i) Lang, "Timur the Lame"), was a Turco-Mongol conqueror.

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Touchstone (As You Like It)

Touchstone is a fictional character in Shakespeare's play As You Like It.

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Tragedy (from the τραγῳδία, tragōidia) is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences.

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Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow is a British sitcom which premiered on 9 May 2016 at 10pm on BBC Two as part of the commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

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Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, colloquially known as P&S and formerly Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, is a graduate school of Columbia University that is located in the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

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Vlissingen (Zeelandic: Vlissienge; historical name in Flushing) is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren.

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Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh (or; circa 155429 October 1618) was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

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Wilbur G. Zeigler

Wilbur Gleason Zeigler (1857 – 1935) was a lawyer and writer who is best known for founding the Marlovian theory of Shakespeare authorship in the preface and notes to his 1895 novel It Was Marlowe.

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Will (TV series)

Will is an American drama television series about the (fictional) life of William Shakespeare in his early 20s.

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William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, (13 September 15204 August 1598) was an English statesman, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign, twice Secretary of State (1550–1553 and 1558–1572) and Lord High Treasurer from 1572.

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William Danby (coroner)

William Danby (''fl.'' 1542–1593) was a sixteenth-century lawyer and Coroner of the Queen's Household towards the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. He is particularly noted for having presided over the inquest into the controversial death at Deptford in 1593 of the poet/dramatist Christopher Marlowe.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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William Stanley (Elizabethan)

Sir William Stanley (1548 – 3 March 1630), son of Sir Rowland Stanley of Hooton (died 1612), was a member of the Stanley family.

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