The choir area inside Canterbury Cathedral. "Here, nurtured by the beauty of sound and sight, which his mind absorbed daily, the young Marlowe's poetic genius blossomed."
A.D. Wraight, In Search of Christopher Marlowe
Tomb of King Henry IV. The effigies of kings and princes and great ones laid to rest in the Cathedral were a present reminder to the boy Marlowe of England's history. Later he was to write the first great historical tragedy our stage had seen, Edward II, which foreshadowed the tremendous cycle of history plays of the English kings by Shakespeare.
Photo and caption from In Search of Christopher Marlowe: A Pictorial Biography,
A.D. Wraight and Virginia Stern.