The following is the text of the introductory biography of the Mermaid Series volume of the "best plays" of Thomas Dekker. Havelock Ellis's excellent popular series is never less than solid and often surprisingly useful even to scholars. Dekker's biography is written mainly in his own works. The Mermaid volume, however, begins by collecting together the little documentary evidence that remains concerning the man.
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- Historical inaccuracies in the film Anonymous: #2: During the Essex Rebellion Sir Robert Cecil did not order the army to fire upon a single citizen of London.
- Historical inaccuracies in the film Anonymous: #1: Sir William Cecil did not blackmail Edward de Vere to marry his daughter.
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- Discovered: A New Shakespeare Sonnet: the experience.
- English Renaissance Article Index.
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