Kittredge said "The mystery of Marlowe's death, heretofore involved in a cloud of contradictory gossip and irresponsible guess-work, is now cleared up for good and all on the authority of public records of complete authenticity and gratifying fullness", but this confidence proved fairly short-lived. There is something queer about the whole episode" and said that Hotson's discovery "raises almost as many questions as it answers. Poet and Spy p. Baines added a personal note, apparently aimed at watching government officials: It has been suggested this may be the reason for the sums noted in Marlowe's entry in the buttery accounts. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. And not kings only, but the wisest men:
Introduction to Christopher Marlowe:
Chatto and Windus, London, Thomas Nashe wrote warmly of his friend, "poor deceased Kit Marlowe". The manuscript itself is over years old and fragile, so digitisation really helps. Nonetheless, Nicholl added, the document has a rare power: He is an imaginative storyteller, who revels in words and soaring sounds.
However, his degree was awarded on schedule when the Privy Council intervened on his behalf, commending him for his "faithful dealing" and "good service" to the Queen. The play was extremely bold, dealing with a star-crossed love story between Edward II and Piers Gaveston. New Directions in Biography. Retrieved 9 February Thus, he was just two months older than his contemporary William Shakespearewho was baptised on 26 April in Stratford-upon-Avon. Like Shakespeare, Marlowe mixed with the privileged set and dedicated his work to them.