'Edward II': The back story

Oct 16, 2013

'Edward II': The back story

by Timothy Harris

Atheist, blasphemer, sodomite, spy, counterfeiter, lover of boys and tobacco — playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe has never been easily accepted into the comfortable canon of English literature. Born in 1564, the same year as William Shakespeare, in 1593 Marlowe was stabbed to death ...