We can batter away until we have not pound . It is a no end story of a James Bond early Tudor born man .We have ,when it boils down, only two ways this mystery ended.
Now who was Kit Marlowe . He was born son of a upmarket shoe maker and a girl from Dover . 26th February 1564 and baptized Anglican in Canterbury Cathedral . He lived only 29 years and died in London 3th of May 1593.
They are the know facts . His early life he was schooled and may have been paid for by his fathers gifts of shoes and boots to the head master and under master
He however learned and loved Latin and won a place at Cambridge university Christ College.
He shone at many subjects and won a BA degree and later an MA. In records we have main masters and Don saying that Marlowe was brilliant but had missing time at lessons and lectures. This may have been his recruitment into Sir Francis Walzinghams intelligence underground service as a spy. We know that many young intelligent men are enlisted from University from MI5 even today .
Marlowe became a great playright and a Latinist whom worked on ancient Roman poets work into English . He said he was not a believer in God . This may have been to stop the Catholic build up against Queen Elizabeths council and rule that may have seen him as one of them .
In a Deptford boarding house and not as claimed in the Mermaid Tavern a group of men gathered to play the game of Backgammon . After a meal an argument came about as to who was to pay the bill. The 4 men .Kit Marlowe, Ingram Frizer, Nicholas Skeres and Robert Poley sat in debate. Kit is said to have set a blade at Frizers head and Frizer then driven a knife into Marlowes head just about right eye. Death was instant.
That is what was recorded in court later . The trial of the 3 men ended not in guilt of murder and all of them became titled estate owning gentlemen soon after . Who awarded them but none other than Walsingham and Queen Elizabeth.
When one digs a bit deeper it is not shock that hit me but joy to find someone found documents relating to this hidden in records of period . You see the spy was cleaver but mouthy and a man who knew that six men who ruled England under the Royal lead where in fact none believers in any God. This spelt execution if found right, a crime even under English law .The play Edward 11 that Marlowe wrote had appeared on London stage. In the wording of two characters Marlowe had clearly hinted that he knew the secret of the six heads of Government and its Queen.
Marlowe was set up to murder . He somehow was killed that day and his body speedily buried in a shallow grave in nearby church. An unmarked grave at that . We have no real way of knowing how he was killed but the story wrapped around it is pure invention. Marlowe had to be removed he had crossed the line for sure.
If a body lay in that grave in Saint Nicholas churchyard in London we have DNA . If a red herring we have no idea how Marlowe died.
He was in truth the greatest play writer ever yet we have not one real picture that we can say yes ,that is Christopher Marlowe .
A hot head a spy a class act in Latin and brilliant sharp mind in English play production . At 29 murdered by command of the Queen .Planed out by her spy master and acted on by men promised riches for killing Marlowe. Can be no other way as all evidence newly found points the finger to murder ,on grounds mentioned.
Never was a young man so immortal in his many plays even today .But who he was we have no real idea . All was sponged out soon after his death by his killers and Government of England at time.
Hope you read Marlowes work .Its violent and interesting at every word .It hits the point but he failed in facts relating to death of King Edward 11 . He may have lived out his life as monk in Italy .Read my blog on this story for more detail.
Yours Sir Kevin, sweet dreams .
Copyright Kevin Parr Bt 2022 6thAug.