Michelle Butler Hallett

Reading: Michelle Butler Hallett, This Marlowe

Reading: Michelle Butler Hallett, This Marlowe

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Elizabethan Intrigue Sweeps Halifax 1593. Queen Elizabeth reigns from the throne while two rival spymasters — Sir Robert Cecil and the Earl of Essex — plot from the shadows. Their goal? To control succession upon the aged queen’s death. The man on whom their schemes depend? Christopher Marlowe, a cobbler’s son from Canterbury who has defied expectations and become an accomplished poet and playwright. Now that the plague has closed…