data 1564 - ?1593. To many Shakespeare experts the question mark in front of Marlowes date of death was a calculated insult.
Stanley Wells wrote 2002: .
"It's quite obviously there[the question mark] because the Marlowe Society is in part dedicated to trying to prove that Marlowe wrote Shakespeare. It's absolute nonsense, of course."
Lately in his Book "Shakespeare bites back"(p.21/22) Stanley Wells increased his attacks: The Marlovíans had duped the Dean and Chapter of the Westminster Abbey:
... succeeded in duping the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey who, in 2002, misguidedly allowed themselves to be advised by people who want to believe that Christopher Marlowe wrote Shakespeare..... In doing so they flew in the face of a mass of unimpugnable evidence.