Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London: Simon Forman: by Lauren Kassell

By Lauren Kassell

Simon Forman (1552-1611) is considered one of London's so much notorious astrologers. when he used to be consulted millions of instances a yr for clinical and different questions he stood except the scientific elite as he boldly asserted scientific principles that have been at odds with so much realized physicians. during this interesting e-book, Lauren Kassell vividly recovers the realm of medication and magic in Elizabethan London.

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Acts of the Privy Council of England, xi (), . A magical MS from  has been misattributed to Forman: BL Additional MS , fos. v–. ⁴³ In Mar. e. since ): Annals,  Mar. /, pp. –. e. since ): Ashm. , fo. . In his latest account of his life he said that he began studying medical arts when he was : Ashm. , fo. . Elsewhere he specified that he had practised since : Ashm. , fo. . – he specified that he had practised astrological medicine for thirty years: Ashm.

Fo. , the annual calculation for his th year. ,  Jan. , see Ashm. , fo. r–v. For Dee’s diaries see Ashm.  and ; cf. The private diary of Dr. John Dee, and the catalogue of his library and manuscripts, ed. James Halliwell, Camden Society,  (). The Diaries of John Dee, ed. Edward Fenton (Charlbury, ) constructs a seamless narrative from many of Dee’s life-writings. For interleaved English almanacs see Mascuch, Origins of the Individualist, . . Simon Forman’s nativity, Ashm.

Felicity Heal and Clive Holmes, The Gentry in England and Wales, – (Basingstoke, ), ch. ; Rosemary O’Day, Education and Society, – (). ³⁰ Ashm. , fo. . ³¹ King’s MS . The extant books and MSS that Forman owned and copied are listed in the Bibliography. ³² Ashm. , fo. v. Forman seems to have left Oxford in , and the inconsistencies in these dates may explain why Forman crossed out the account of the plague in Oxford in , though not why he did not include it under another year.

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