The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber

Sceptre

ISBN: 9781444737387

On May 30th, 1593, a celebrated young playwright, poet and spy was killed in a tavern brawl in London, or so the official version goes. In The Marlowe Papers the truth is revealed, in blank verse, according to Christopher Marlowe himself: that his supposed death was an elaborate ruse to avoid being convicted of heresy; that he was spirited across the Channel to live on in lonely exile; and that he continued to write, hiding behind the name of a colourless man from Stratford – one William Shakespeare.