BIRTH AND EDUCATION
BIRTH AND EDUCATION
Tercentenary of Dee's death - No life of him - Persistent misunderstanding
- Birth - Parentage - At Chelmsford Grammar School - St. John's
College, Cambridge - Fellow of Trinity - Theatrical enterprise
- In the Low Countries - M.A. of Cambridge - Louvain University
- Paris - Readings in Euclid - Correspondents abroad - Return
IMPRISONMENT AND AUTHORSHIP
Books dedicated to Edward VI. - Upton Rectory - Long Leadenham
- Books dedicated to Duchess of Northumberland - Ferrys informas
against his "magic" - In prison - Handed over to Bonner
- At Philpot's trial - Efforts to found a State Library - Astrology
- Horoscopes - Choice of a day for Queen Elizabeth's coronation
- Introduced to her by Dudley - Sympathetic magic - Bachelor of
Divinity - In Antwerp - Monas Hieroglyphica - Preface to
Billingsley's Euclid - Called a conjurer.
Proposed benefices - Propaedeumata Aphoristica - Alchemical
secrets - Settled at Mortlake - Journey to Lorraine - Illness
- The Queen's attentions - Mines and hidden treasure - Wigmore
Castle - Marriage - Death of first wife - Literary correspondence
- John Stow - Diary commenced - The Hexameron Brytannicum
- The British Complement - Slander and falsehood - A petty
navy - The sea-power of Albion - Fisheries and foreign policy.
A comet or blazing star - Second marriage - Jane Fromond - Hurried
journey abroad - Berlin and Frankfort - Birth of a son - Christening
- Edward Dyer - Duc d'Alencon - Michael Lock - His sons - The
Queen's visit - Sir Humphrey Gilbert at Mortlake - Adrian Gilbert
- John Davis - The Queen's Title Royall - Lord Treasurer Burleigh
- Death of Dee's mother - The Queen's visit of condolence - Map
of America - Visits to the Muscovy House - Frobisher and Hawkins
- Birth of a daughter - Accident to Arthur.
THE SEARCH FOR A MEDIUM
Assistants - Roger cook - Magic and alchemy - Psychic powers -
Crystal gazing - Dreams and mysteries - Vincent Murphy and a lawsuit
- Jean Bodin visits England - Quarrel between Leicester and Sussex
- Mary Herbert - Sir George Peckham - The stage at Paris Garden
- Mr. Secretary Walsingham - The Queen at Greenwich - Barnabas
Saul as medium - Edward Talbot - Sight in the stone - The table
of practice - The waxen seals.
Edward Kelly - An alias - His previous history - His mysterious
powder - Marriage to Joan Cooper - Jane Dee's dislike of Kelly
- The diary of the actions - How Ashmole obtained the MSS. - Book
of Mysteries - The four angels - Dee's thirst for hidden knowledge
- A crystal is brought - Medecina.
THE CRYSTAL GAZERS
Kelly, the skryer - A third person - Adrian Gilbert - Kelly and
an "illuder" - Dee employed to reform the Calendar -
The Queen and Raleigh - Hidden treasure - Burleigh's library -
Dee's precious books - Kelly rebellious - Threatens to depart
- Pacified by Adrian Gilbert - His wife's letters - He goes to
London - Becomes clairvoyant - Sees Mary Queen of Scots executed.
Straits for lack of money - Count Albert Laski - Aspirations toward
the Polish Crown - King Stephan Bathory - Dee introduced to him
by Leicester - Laski at Oxford - At Mortlake - Madimi - Galvah
or Finis - Laski's guardian angel - Madimi a linguist - Kelly
threatens to leave - His salary of £50 - Thomas Kelly - Dee's
suspicions - Kelly's tempers - His love of money.
A FOREIGN JOURNEY
Gifts from the Queen - Departure from Mortlake - Laski and the
whole party sail from Gravesend - Queenborough - The Brill - Haarlem - Amsterdam - Harlingen - Dokkum - Instructions from Gabriel - Embden - Oldenberg - Bremen - Il's levity - Visions of England - Hamburg - Lubeck.
PROMISES AND VISIONS
Promises of wealth - Dee's doubts - His books and library destroyed
by the mob - Rostock - Stettin - Posen Cathedral - Severe winter
weather - The table set up - Nalvage - Sir Harry Sidney - Madimi
- The Queen's affection - At Lask - Cracow.
Cracow - The new Style - Dee's work on the Reformation of the
Calendar - Kelly's discontent - Geographical lessons - Laski and
King Stephan - Kesmark - Gabriel's pleading - Kelly repentant
- A vision of four castles - Ave - Dee's patience.
FROM CRACOW TO PRAGUE
Rowland's illness - Dee sets out for Prague - Thomas Kelly - Dr.
Hageck's house - Rudoplh II. - Simon's study - Interview with
the Emperor - Kelly's outbursts - Dr. Jacob Curtius - Dee's natural
history - The Spanish Ambassador - Jane Dee ill - A passport granted
- Back to Prague - Kelly's doubts.
A DREAM OF GOLD
To Limburg - Michael baptised in Prague Cathedral - Easter - Poverty
and distress - Kelly again restive - "Parabola de Nobus Duobus"
- Return to Cracow - Mr. Tebaldo - Interviews with King Stephan
- His death - Dr. Annibaldus - Back at Prague - Francisco Pucci
- The Book of Enoch - Claves Angelicae - Banished
by Papal edict - William Count Rosenberg - Dee at Leipsic - Letter
to Walsingham - A new Nuncio - Invitation to Trebona.
THE CASTLE OF TREBONA
Trebona Castle - Rosenberg Viceroy of Bohemia - Invitation to
Russia - Projection with Kelly's powder - A gift to Jane Dee -
Letter from Kelly - Jane to her husband - Joan Kelly - Dee's friends
desert him for Kelly - Arthur to be the skryer - Kelly's pretended
vision - A hard and impure doctrine - Dee's scruples overridden
- A solemn pact - Kelly disowns blame - End of his clairvoyance
- The spirits' diary closed.
THE END OF THE PARTNERSHIP
Letters to Walsingham - A tutor for the children - Coldness and
jealousy - Furnaces constructed - Rumours and reports - Book of
Dunstan - Kelly's haughtiness - Accident to Michael - The great
secret - Kelly steals the best workman - Break-up of the Trebona
family - Dee's letter to the Queen on the Armada - Gifts to Kelly
- His departure - Coaches and horses provided - Dee quits Bohemia
- Arrival in Bremen.
THE END OF KELLEY
Kelly in favour with Rudolph - Givena title - Corresponds with
Dee - Fabulous stories of gold - Burleigh begs his return to England
- A token to be sent - A prescription for his gout - Letter to
Kelly - Kelly's fall from favour - Flight from arrest - Capture
at Sobislaus - Imprisonment - Writings on alchemy - Letters to
Dee - Attempted escape - Death.
RETURN TO ENGLAND
Dee's life in Bremen - Letter of safe conduct from the Queen -
Writes to Walsingham - Timon Coccius - Heinrich Khunrath - Departure for England - Dr. Pezel - Events in England since Dee left - Arrival at Court - Offers of friends - Madinia born - School for the children - Death of Walsingham - Richard Cavendish - Ann
Frank - The Queen at Richmond - Christmas gifts.
A ROYAL COMMISSION
Loss of income - Hopes of a benefice - The Court at Nonsuch -
Mary Herbert - Arthur sent to Westminster School - His disposition
- Birth of Frances - Dr. William Aubrey - Deferred hopes - The
commissioners' visit - Compendious Rehearsall - Dee's half-hundred years - The blinded lady Fortune.
The library at Mortlake - Books and instruments - Richard Chancellor's
quadrant - A radius Astronomicus - Mercator's globes -
A watch-clock by Dibbley - Boxes of MSS. - Seals and coats of
arms - Records for the Tower - Autograph works - Recorde's Ground of Artes - Catalogue of the books - Classic authors - English authors.
ADIEU TO COURTS AND COURTING
The Queen's gift - Anne Countess of Warwick - Christmas at Tooting
- Francis Nicholls - Visitors to Mortlake - the Lord Keeper -
Elizabeth Kyrton - Messengers from Laski - Mr. Webbe - Bartholomew Hickman - The Queen at Greenwich - Advantages of St. Cross - Archbishop Whitgift - The whole family to see the Queen - "Adieu to Courts and Courting" - Michael's death - Chancell
or of St. Paul's - Jane's supplication - A post at last - Manchester College - Birth of Margaret - Lord Derby - A move northward.
Collegiate Church of Manchester - The Byrons of Clayton - Cotton's
servant - Titles of the college lands - Mr. Harry Savile - Survey
of the town - Christopher Saxton - A surprise visit - Governess
for the girls - Witchcraft in Lancashire - Dee's library in request
- Disputes among the Fellows - Perambulation fo teh bounds - Richard Hooker - Marking boundaries - Earl and Countess of Derby - College affairs - The Queen's sea sovereignty - Letter to Sir Edward Dyer - Humphrey Davenport - Sir Julius Caesar - Welcome gi
fts - Journey to London.
Absence from Manchester - A special commission - Return to the
north - Grammar School inspection - Dreams and sleepless nights
- Trouble with the Fellows - Unsatisfactory curates - Borrowing
money on plate - Crystal gazing again - Untrue visions - Return
of Roger Cook - College property in Cheshire - Arthur the chapter
clerk - End of the Diary.
Death of Theodore - Arthur's marriage - His horoscope - Death
of the Queen - James I. and his Demonologie - Act against
witchcraft - Dee petitions Parliament and the King at Greenwich
- Passionate protest - Offers to be burned - Pleads for an Act
against slander - Neglected and alone - Death of Jane - The children
ill - Dee in London - Katherine his mainstay - Cruel delusions
- A journey to go - Failing memory - John Pontoys - The vision
fades - Death - A grave at Mortlake - Garrulous reminiscences.
I. DEE'S DESCENDANTS