By L. Hopkins
This new Chronology bargains a special and obtainable review of key dates correct to Christopher Marlowe's lifestyles and works, and allows readers to navigate their manner throughout the numerous items of proof for the hotly contested relationship of his performs and poems. because Marlowe's performs usually specialise in actual historic figures, info in their lives also are incorporated to permit readers to determine what liberties Marlowe has taken in his dramatizations in their lives.
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Admiral Coligny is shot and wounded, precipitating the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre (Marlowe’s ‘massacre at Paris’). ) Coligny is murdered in bed while recovering from his injuries. Execution of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, for intriguing with Mary, Queen of Scots. ) A new star appears in the constellation Cassiopeia and is much commented on by astronomers, who see it as an omen (Woolley, 147). This kind of event typically causes considerable consternation in Elizabethan England. 1573 The poet and playwright George Gascoigne is recorded as working in the Low Countries with Rowland Yorke, who, along with Sir William Stanley, would later betray the Dutch city of Deventer to the Spanish.
Lady Day. Start of the Elizabethan new year. ) Easter Sunday. Death of Jeanne d’Albret, mother of Henri of Navarre (later Henri IV of France). Marlowe stages her death in scene iii of The Massacre at Paris. ) Canterbury fair held. ) Marriage of Henri of Navarre and Marguerite de Valois, both characters in A Massacre at Paris. ) Admiral Coligny is shot and wounded, precipitating the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre (Marlowe’s ‘massacre at Paris’). ) Coligny is murdered in bed while recovering from his injuries.
Publication of Paulus Jovius (Paolo Giovio), Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium (‘In Praise of Famous Men of Warlike Courage’), containing an account of Tamburlaine (see Thomas and Tydeman, 132), and two books by Ramus, who is a character in The Massacre at Paris (see Bakeless, 62). 22 A Christopher Marlowe Chronology 1552 Publication of Claude Gruget, Les Diverses Leçons de Pierre Messie (‘The Varied Readings of Pedro Mexía’), a translation of Mexía later used by Thomas Fortescue in his own 1571 translation into English, and thus a possible source for Marlowe’s Tamburlaine (Thomas and Tydeman, 74).