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Propaganda Wars and the English Succession Crisis
In the Elizabethan era, an age lacking electronic technologies for surveillance and war, human assets were crucial. Necessary assets were soldiers, mariners, and spies, but also men educated wellExpand
Cultures of Surveillance
On 30 May 1593 Christopher Marlowe, playwright and probable spy, was killed in the company of three suspicious characters - Robert Poley, Ingram Frizer, and Nicholas Skeres. Marlowe’s sudden death byExpand
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Manifestations of State Power
Near the end of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII Cranmer prophesies that Queen Elizabeth ‘shall be loved and feared’ (5.5.30), the ideal situation for the Machiavellian Prince (Chapter xvn); and a few linesExpand
‘We Few, We Happy Few,’ or ‘Murdering our Men’
The sudden demise of Christopher Marlowe in 1593 and the rapid decline of the tortured Thomas Kyd, resulting in early death in 1594, undoubtedly gave fellow dramatists reason to pause whenExpand
‘Danger is in Words’: The Drama and Assassination of Christopher Marlowe
Cold war and hot war, disputed succession, defunct councillors and young aspirants, religious upheaval - these were the factors, all major political factors, surrounding the murder of ChristopherExpand
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Conclusion: Legacies of Surveillance and Militarism
The legacies of surveillance and militarism have been ever-increasing surveillance and militarism from the Renaissance to the modern day. If European expansion occurred because of EuropeanExpand
The Days of Villainy
When leaders of the 1569 Northern Rebellion learned, in a fruitless month of almost no bloodshed, that their cause was doomed, they and a few hundred horsemen (the ‘better sort’) fled to Scotland. AtExpand