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John Dee (1527-1608) Charlotte Fell-Smith

John Dee (1527-1608)

Charlotte Fell-Smith

Published January 9th 2010
ISBN : 9781152822931
Paperback
170 pages
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John Dee (1527-1608) is most known for his work with Edward Kelley in contacting spirits and transcribing angelic language. Smith provides a clear retelling of their famous and tempestuous relationship and lays to rest some of the ridiculous storiesMoreJohn Dee (1527-1608) is most known for his work with Edward Kelley in contacting spirits and transcribing angelic language. Smith provides a clear retelling of their famous and tempestuous relationship and lays to rest some of the ridiculous stories about Dee. Charlotte Fell Smiths biography draws from Dees private diaries and several of his important works including The Book of the Mysteries and A True and Faithful Relation, bringing to light all his truly remarkable accomplishments. As a man of great learning, he fell under the suspicion of his less gifted contemporaries and suffered rumour and even imprisonment. But for the most part, he was quite famous in his day, serving as mathematician, astronomer and astrologer to the royal court of England. Smith credits him for initiating the creation of Englands National Library. An essential work for students who want a full understanding of the ground from which the esoteric arts have grown.