London in Quotations: Christopher Marlowe

The sight of London to my exil’d eyes / Is as Elysium to a new-come soul;

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), Edward II

4 thoughts on “London in Quotations: Christopher Marlowe”

  1. Christopher Marlowe is intriguing. Did he pen some of Shakespeare’s plays? Was he murdered in a house near Deptford Creek or was the body ‘an imposter’ & CM fled to Europe? Was he Catholic or Protestant? Was he a double agent for or against QE1? A fascinating man of mystery.


    1. For the last couple of years I’ve been listening to the brilliant The History of English podcast by Kevin Stroud. Episode 167 has answers (or at least educated guesses) to many of your questions.


    1. Shakespeare recognised that had he lived Marlowe would have surpassed him as a playwrite. Incidentally he wrote in iambic pentameter before Shakespeare. I’ve just found that one out.

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