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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

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