After Kyd blabbed, Marlowe was arrested, but met a foul end before his trial, in a brawl in Deptford ostensibly over a “recknyng” (the bill).  Marlowe died instantly when Ingram Frizer inflicted a stab would two inches deep, one inch wide, over his right eye. The coroner’s report states the dagger cost 12d!  Marlowe was shadily involved in the ruthless spy network that kept a paranoid Queen on the throne.