David Riggs: The World of Christopher Marlowe (Faber and Faber: London, 2004)
If you squint, you’ll see that this was one of the books I bought as retail therapy a short while back. I tackled this one first owing to my commitments to teach Edward II again this coming school year – I was hoping to get a few additional nuggets about Marlowe‘s private life.
The book has turned out to be an absolute revelation …
Continue reading “Quote of the Week: 07 August”
Amongst the cosmetic changes I’ve made over the past few days, you might have noticed the arrival of a new page: The Boar’s Head Bookshelf.
What’s that all about?
Continue reading “Volumes that I prize above my dukedom …”
… and so beguile thy sorrow (Titus Andronicus)
An era ended on Thursday this week …
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the man might take as long as a quarter of an hour to expire
Currently reading the wonderfully cheery Hangmen of England, by Brian Bailey (WH Allen, 1989). Whilst reflecting on what fun dinner-time conversation with ‘Uncle Bill’ must have been as he researched the book, I chanced upon this little gem about Tudor executions:
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