Thomas Nashe

Thomas Nashe, born in 1567 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, was a prominent Elizabethan poet, playwright, and pamphleteer. Nashe helped to establish the dominant literary voice of the queen’s reign in English drama and prose. He collaborated with writers such as Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, and Robert Greene. Nashe’s plays include Pierce Penniless (1592), Summer’s Last Will and Testament (1592), and The Terrors of the Night (1594). His best-known work is his novel The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life of Jack Wilton (1594).

Nashe died around 1601.