Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee

18 January - 29 July 2016, Monday-Friday only, 9am-5pm. FREE ENTRY
An exhibition exploring the life and legacy of John Dee, one of Tudor England's most extraordinary and enigmatic figures
'A revelatory show. As the visitor peers, he finds himself drawn ever more deeply not just into the historical world of the Tudors but into the labyrinthine mind of one of its most riveting denizens'  The Times, Let Tudor magician John Dee put you under his spell
Mathematician, magician, astronomer, astrologer, imperialist, alchemist and spy, John Dee (1527–1609) continues to fascinate and inspire centuries after he entered the court of Elizabeth I.
Our exhibition explores Dee through his personal library. On display for the first time are Dee's mathematical, astronomical and alchemical texts, many elaborately annotated and illustrated by Dee's own hand. Now held in the collections of the Royal College of Physicians, they reveal tantalising glimpses into the 'conjuror's mind'.
  • Address: The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE
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