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Christopher Marlowe

On this day in history, 30th May 1593, the playwright and poet, Christopher Marlowe, was stabbed to death at a house in Deptford Strand, near London, in what has been described as a "tavern brawl". However, Marlowe was killed in a private room of a house, not a tavern, and some believe that he was assassinated.

You can read the coroner's inquisition on the Marlowe Society website at http://www.marlowe-society.org/marlowe/life/deptford3.html.

You can find out more about Marlowe in my Claire Chats video talk on him - click here to view that now.

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Christopher Marlowe