"My girlfriend was a militant Marlovian"
Marlovian theory holds that Elizabethan poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe did not die on 30 May 1593, as the historical records state, but that his death was faked, and that he was the main author of the poems and plays attributed to William Shakespeare.
St. Nicholas' Church, Deptford Green - Credit: Mike Quinn
Marlovians base their argument on the apparent anomalies surrounding Marlowe's alleged death, and on what many scholars see as the obvious similarity between Marlowe's work and the works of Shakespeare. Works identified as Shakespeare's began appearing only after the apparent death of Marlowe, despite their having been born only two months apart.