September 22, 1598: Ben Jonson indicted for manslaughter. The British playwright had killed actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel, which Spenser had initiated. Since Jonson was able to read, he escaped capital punishment by benefit of clergy, and received only a brand on his thumb and forfeiture of property. Spenser was known as a querulous man, and not even Jonson's enemies blamed him for the death. Spenser was generally thought to have deserved it.
This is a picture of the famous writer, William Shakespeare. During the English Renaissance, Shakespeare wrote all four types of plays that were apart of the Renaissance. They were Comedy, Tragedy, Pastoral, and Historical. He is the author of the play Titus Andronicus. The play was written in 1589. Titus was a revenge tragedy, and this play was William Shakespeare's first tragedy.
Ben Jonson, 1572-1637, Elizabethan England. Key works: Every Man in His Humour (1598); Sejanus His Fall (1603); Eastward Ho (1605, with John Marston & George Chapman); Volpone (1605-06); Epicoene, or The Silent Woman (1609); The Alchemist (1610); Bartholomew Fair (1614); The Devil is an Ass (1616).
Ben Jonson (1572-1637), English poet and playwright, regarded as the second most important dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I~ PERFECT BEAUTY It was a beauty that I saw, So pure, so perfect, as the frame Of all the universe was lame, To that one figure, could I draw, Or give least line of it a law! A skein of silk without a knot, A fair march made without a halt, A curious form without a fault, A printed book without a blot, All beauty, and without a spot!
Wm.Larkin painted this long missing portrait of Lady Anne Clifford in 1616, when she was 28. As a child she was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I of England; she also danced in masques with Anne of Denmark, queen of King James I of England. She lived an eventful life; the original site is well worth reading