26 February 1564 – Baptism of Christopher Marlowe

| February 26, 2013

On this day in history, 26th February 1564, Christopher Marlowe, poet, translator and playwright, was baptised at St George’s Canterbury. Marlowe’s works included Tamburlaine, Dr Faustus, The Jew of Malta and The Passionate Shepherd to his Love. Marlovians believe that Marlowe was responsible for the works attributed to William Shakespeare. Here are two clips from […]

8 February 1587 – The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

| February 8, 2013

On this day in history, on the morning of the 8th February 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots, was escorted to the great hall of Fotheringhay Castle and executed by beheading. You can read more about Mary’s execution in my article “The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots” and about Mary herself in the following articles: […]