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Marlowe Cut Short Christopher Marlowe the author of many wonderful poems and plays was born on February 6 1564 the same year that the infamous William Shakespeare was born Marlowe was raised in Canterbury England and attended Kings School in Canterbury in 1579 and 1580 after which he received a scholarship to Corpus Christi College in Cambridge and was expected to take a post in the Anglican Church Marlowe received his bachelor of arts degree in 1584 and his masters in 1587 The college did not want to grant him his masters degree because they believed that he was going to be ordained a Catholic priest upon graduation The college believed this because Marlowe visited a Catholic seminary However Queen Elizabeth explained to the college that Marlowe had been sent to this seminary on matters relating to national security Due to the Queens intervention the Cambridge officials granted Marlowe his masters degree From this incident many people believe that Marlowe was a spy for the government and that he continued to work for the Queen after he obtained his degree After Marlowe obtained his masters degree he went to London to work on his new profession as an author He began getting into a lot of trouble with the law and having enemies around every corner On May 18 1593 a warrant was issued for Marlowe due to heretical documents found in his room Marlowes roommate Thomas Kyd was arrested and charged with atheism claimed that these documents did not belong to him but instead Reynolds 2 to Marlowe However before Marlowe went to trial he was murdered on May 30 1953 at Eleanor Bulls tavern in Deptford No one was ever charged with the murder because the owner of the murder weapon a knife pleaded self-defense and the coroners jury accepted this However the facts in the case are few and far between and do not adequately explain what happened Suspiciously
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