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CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE (1564-1593), English dramatist, the father of English tragedy.

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Marlowe Portrait 1585 - On this day in history, 26th February 1564, Christopher Marlowe, poet, translator and playwright, was baptised at St George’s Canterbury. Marlowe’s works included Tamburlaine, Dr Faustus, The Jew of Malta and The Passionate Shepherd to his Love. Marlovians believe that Marlowe was responsible for the works attributed to William Shakespeare.

A page from the diary of Edward VI, Henry VIII's son. Edward is one of the few English royals whose diary has survived.

Letter written by Anne Boleyn to her father

Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, 3rd Marquis of Dorset (d. 1554) Father of Lady Jane Grey, His high position at court was due mainly to his wealth and rank. Involved in the plot to make Jane Queen, he was executed on Tower Hill, February 28, 1554.

Katherine Tudor, great-granddaughter of Henry VII Katheryn was the heiress to the Berain and Penymynydd estates in Denbighshire and Anglesey. She is sometimes referred to as Katheryn Tudor, her father being Tudor ap Robert Vychan and her mother Jane Velville. Her maternal grandfather Sir Roland de Velville (1474 - 6/25/1535) was thought to be an illegitimate son of King Henry VII of England by "a Breton lady".

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Tomb effigy of Richard Neville (Warwick the Kingmaker) son of Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury and Alice - Montacute heiress. Afterwards Earl of Warwick in right of his wife Anne Beauchamp daughter of Isobel - Despenser heiress - These united Neville/Despenser/Monecute/ Beauchamp fortunes were all lost in the York/ Lancaster tussle for the throne--the Wars of the Roses.

Father and son observe Apollo 11 launch; photograph by Ralph Crane