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Aphra Behn: A “Life dedicated to Pleasure and Poetry”

Aphra Behn was a bold, salacious, and pioneering individual. If Frances Burney made women writers respectable, it was Aphra Behn who put them on the map. Young Woman In 1640 Aphra Behn was born Eaffrey Johnson of Canterbury, the daughter of … Continue reading

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Who Killed Christopher Marlowe (and Why)?

The short answer is Ingram Frizer, allegedly in self-defence. The long answer is much more interesting, representing a five hundred-year-old literary mystery full of intrigue, betrayal, political machinations, and poetry. Christopher Marlowe is best-known as being the playwright who created … Continue reading

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