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 […]