Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Thomas Kyd
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Although he is identified as the author of a play – The Spanish tragedy – that was famous and influential in his lifetime, less is known about Thomas Kyd than about many of his contemporaries. He was born in London in late 1558, the son of Francis and Anna Kyd, and was enrolled in the Merchant Taylors’ School during the celebrated custodianship of Richard Mulcaster. After his school…

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Dimmock, Matthew, “Thomas Kyd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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