The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Reckoning In 1593 the controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging-house. The circumstances were shady, and the official account - a violent quarrel over a bill - has long been questioned. This is a story of the Elizabethan underworld.
- Published: 28 May 1993
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780330327589 ISBN 10: 0330327585
Full description for The Reckoning
This is a story of the Elizabethan underworld. It is a full-length investigation of the killing, tracing Marlowe's shadowy political dealings, his involvement in covert intelligence work, the charges of heresy and homosexuality against him. Critical new evidence is uncovered about his three companions on that last day in Deptford. Through Charles Nicholl's detailed research, a complex, unsettling story of entrapment and betrayal, chimerical plots and dirty tricks emerges. The author has written two travel books, "The Fruit Palace" and "Borderlines"; a study of Elizabethan alchemy, "The Chemical Theatre" and a biography of the pamphleteer Thomas Nashe, "A Cup of News".