Marlowe Biography

- christened at St. Geroge's church in 1564
- his mother had 9 children, 6 of whom sruvived.
- although he was born into a tradesmens family, he raised himself into a higher social position through education (cambridge)
-his schooling focused on the Latin language and the teachings of the Church of England
- these teachings emphasized that it was already pre-determined whether or not he was going to heaven... how does this effect faustus.....
- he received a scholarship from an Archbishop that provided him a full ride education to Corpus Christi College in Cambridge; the assumption was that he would become a priest after graduation.
*The students at Cambridge studied rhetoric, I'm studying rhetoric right now*
- there are certain points in his college career where he just goes missing for periods of time - he left campus. It is speculated that he was going to Rheims to be trained as a catholic priest, what does this say about his supposed atheism?? AND there are too many "what ifs" in this speculation.
- after delivering a note to the privy council entitled "A note containing the opinion of one Christopher (Marlowe) concerning his damnable judgement of religion and scorn of God's word", he died within the next 2 weeks. It is unclear whether it was within 10 or 3 days, but the delivery date on the document has been altered.

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