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Happy 485th Birthday John Dee!

Today marks the 485th anniversary of the birth of one of my favourite Tudor men, John Dee. Happy 485th birthday,…

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Musician Damon Albarn and Dr John Dee

Blur and Gorillaz front man, Damon Albarn, has just staged the premiere of “Dr Dee” at the Palace Theatre in…

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John Dee – A Biographical Sketch

I asked Robert Parry, author of “Virgin and the Crab” which has John Dee as one of its main characters,…

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John Dee and the Telescope

One of my favourite Elizabethan characters is John Dee, the famous scholar, astrologer, astronomer, mathematician and scientist, a man who…

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The Cambridge Connections – Part 2

This is the second part of author Robert Parry’s examination of the “Cambridge Connections” which Anne Boleyn gave her daughter,…

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The Cambridge Connections

Back at the beginning of May, I wrote an article entitled “The Fall of Anne Boleyn” where I mentioned the…

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Elizabeth I’s Coronation Chart

451 years ago today, at 12pm on January 15th 1559*, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England, a huge achievement…

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Superstition

Today, we are lucky enough to have another guest post by Robert Parry, author of one of my favourite historical…

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The Virgin, The Crab and Mythology

 Today we are honoured to have another guest post, this time from Robert Parry, author of the wonderful novel “The…

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Elizabeth I’s Nativity Chart

This post has been sparked off by the wonderful novel that I’m reading at the moment – “The Virgin and…