Lesel Dawson*1) sees Markham funtioning as a commentary on the Elisbethan succession crisis (1598-1603). Charles Mullet*2) a scholar of the History of Science extensively analysed the work of Gervase Markham which equals an Universal Genius: "….the ubiquitous character will immediately appear. His protean manifestations are almost baffling, for how can one label a man who wrote familiarly and often learnedly on domestic animals, sports, soils, housewifery, soldiering, and manners, who collected tags and old saws, and who had a considerable literary output in the artistic sense….…his scholary equipment included aknowledge of Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, and probably Dutch...
Does Jonathan Bate expect me to believe that such an unknown universal Genius Gervase Markham (J.M.,G.M.?) lived next to Shakespeare in 1600?
Because of significant arguments I felt obliged to add the authorname Gervase Markham to the multiplicity of pseudonyms of surviving concealed ->Marlowe (alias Shakespeare/alias Markham alias ... ) (Chapt.11-p.538-542)( s.also →QUIZ Nr. 31, 32, Markham's →Handwriting )
*1.)The Review of English Studies, New Series, Vol. 53, No. 211 (Aug., 2002),