Of course he wasn't William Shakespeare, but they were born in the same year. However ...
Marlowe attended the King’s School in Canterbury after which he went to Corpus Christi College in Cambridge. His frequent and lengthy absences from university and a letter that remarked on his “good service” to Elizabeth I on “matters touching the benefit of his country” play their part in the theory he was spying for Francis Walsingham.
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