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The Mysterious Death of Christopher Marlowe

On May 30, 1593, the writer arrived at a lodging house for drinks with friends and never emerged.

Buttons and aglets – Clothing was fastened with buttons or laces and aglets were pointed pieces of metal that were attached to the ends of laces to prevent them fraying and to make it nice and easy for the laces to be threaded through eyelets. Both buttons and aglets could be simple or decorative. Alison Sims writes of how Elizabeth I had buttons in the form of lover’s knots, roses, acorns and hearts, and that the wealthy would use buttons and aglets made from precious metals or set with…

Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) when Princess of Wales | Royal Collection Trust Creation Date: 1862- 1863

Anne of Cleves was the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. The marriage was declared unconsumated and she was never crowned. Hans Holbein the Younger - Portrait of Anne of Cleves - 1539 - Parchment mounted on Canvas