July 13 – The fascinating Dr John Dee is born

| July 13, 2022

July 13 – The fascinating Dr John Dee is born

On this day in Tudor history, 13th July 1527, in the reign of King Henry VIII, the astrologer, mathematician, alchemist, antiquary, spy, philosopher, geographer and adviser to Elizabeth I and influential statesmen John Dee was born. He was a fascinating man, and you can hear a few facts about John Dee in this edition of […]

March 26 – Robert Carey and his eventful ride to King James and the death of John Dee

| March 26, 2022

March 26 – Robert Carey and his eventful ride to King James and the death of John Dee

On this day in history, late on 26th March 1603, two days after the death of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Robert Carey arrived at Holyrood in Edinburgh, Scotland, to inform King James VI that Queen Elizabeth I was dead and that James was now king. It took Carey just two days to get from London […]

13 July – Happy 486th Birthday John Dee and some Dee Day Celebrations

| July 13, 2013

13 July – Happy 486th Birthday John Dee and some Dee Day Celebrations

On this day in 1527, John Dee, astrologer, mathematician, alchemist, antiquary, spy, philosopher, geographer and adviser to Elizabeth I and various influential statesmen during her reign, was born in London. Dee was the son of Rowland Dee, a gentleman server at the court of Henry VIII, and was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, and […]

Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I’s Golden Age

| June 7, 2010

Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I’s Golden Age

Author Robert Parry has written a series of articles over at The Elizabeth Files – see Cambridge Connections and Cambridge Connections Part 2 – where he examines what Anne Boleyn was actually doing when she asked her chaplain Matthew Parker to make sure that her daughter, Elizabeth, was looked after if anything happened to her. […]

Virgin and the Crab Video Trailer

| December 2, 2009

Virgin and the Crab Video Trailer

One of the best fiction books that I have read this year is “Virgin and the Crab: Fables and Mysteries from the Early life of John Dee and Elizabeth Tudor” by Robert Parry – it ties for first place on my list with Jeane Westin’s “The Virgin’s Daughters: In the Court of Elizabeth I” and […]