Playwrights and persistent historical myths

Today in 1564, Christopher Marlowe¬†(right) was baptised in Canterbury. One of the plays for which he is most famous is       Edward II (left),¬†traditionally dated a year before his own 1593 death. In it, he fuels the myth of Edward meeting his end by a red-hot poker. This is cited by Starkey in… Continue reading Playwrights and persistent historical myths