May 18, 2011

May 18th: Christopher Marlowe Arrested for Heresy, 1593

On May 18th, Christopher Marlowe was arrested for heresy. He tried to turn himself in for 10 days, and then was killed in a brawl. Was it a political assassination? Read article here.

Pictured: This may be a picture of Christopher Marlowe. He is not identified as such, but he is about the right age, and fits the descriptions we have of him. The inscription in the upper left hand corner reads: "AD 1585, 21 years old. That which nourishes me destroys me."

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