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Paper given at British history c1500 - c1650 [E-seminars]
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    • 5. M. Caspar, Kepler, 2nd edn (New York, 1993), pp. 230-1.
    • 6. In his diary on December 25th, Dee had already decidedthat the correction of the calendar was "a civileaequation, but mathematically and religiously to besubstantiated". J. O Halliwell (ed), The Private diary of John Dee, Camden Society xix (1842), p. 18.
    • 7. What this matter was is not known, but the November deadline also appeared in Dee's treatise. I welcomesuggestions. It may hav e had some astrologicalsignificance, perhaps in relation to the greatconjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on 28 April, which,since previous such conjunctions had coincided with theperiods of Christ and Charlemagne, was widely expected tobring great changes to empires and natural disasters: M.Aston, "The fiery trigon conjunction", Isis61 (1970),pp. 158-87.
    • 8. Christopher Hill, Intellectual origins of the English Revolution (1974), pp. 19-20; E. G. R. Taylor,Mathematical practitioners of Tudor and Stuart England(Cambridge, 1967), p. 175; J. O. Halliwell (ed.),,Letters on scientific subjects (1842, repr. London,1965), p. 6.
    • 9. R. S. Westman, "The astronomer's role in the sixteenth century: preliminary study", History of Sciencexviii,1980, pp. 129-30.
    • 10. John Chambers, Astronomiae encomium(1601); A treatise against judicial astrologie (1601).
    • 11. Dee's original almanac with eleven days omitted is in Corpus Christi College, Oxford (henceforth CCC), MS. 254fos. 162-9, and his revised ten-day version follows on fos. 170-6.
    • 12. The bishops' reply, together with some of the other documents used in this paper, are collected in Gentleman's Magazine xxxvi (1851), pp. 451-9. The originals are in the British Library, Add. MS. 32,092,with a copy in Add. MS. 14,291.
    • 14. P. Collinson, The Elizabethan puritan movement(Cambridge, 1967), p. 270; House of Lords Journals ii, pp.99 & 102.
    • 15. C. Read, Lord Burghley and Queen Elizabeth (London,1960), p. 252. The execution of justice in England is reprinted in Harleian miscellany, ii (1744).
    • 16. M.A. Hoskin, "The reception of the calendar", in Coyne, Gregorian reform of the calendar p. 256.
    • 17. J. D. North, "The western calendar: four centuries of discontent", ibid., pp. 102-4. North's essay is more accessibly reprinted in his The Universal Frame(1989).
    • 18. J. L. Heilbron, "Introduction" to John Dee on astonomy, ed. W. Shumaker (Berkeley, 1978), p. 15;Clulee, John Dee's natural philosophy, pp. 177-8, 288 n.6, & bibliography; Sherman, John Dee, pp. 117-18. Sherman's thoroughness on the latter point extends to the deduction (p. 169) that the author of one of the marginalia in an edition of Dee's Brytish monarchy was clearly "someone with experience. . . of the business of salting herrings". 22. J. Dee, The Mathematicall Praeface (London, 1570;repr. New York, 1975), pp. 14-15; Clulee, John Dee's Natural Philosophy, ch. 6. 28. This section is based mainly upon: French, John Dee,ch. 8; Clulee, John Dee's natural philosophy, pp. 180-9;E. G. R. Taylor, Tudor geography 1485-1583 (1930), pp.134-7; Yates, Astraea, pp. 38-51; Sherman, John Dee,ch. 7; and Dee's own Compendious Rehearsal (esp. pp. 60-6) and Discourse Apologeticall, both in J. H. Crossley(ed.), Autobiographical Tracts of John Dee (Manchester,1851). 30. Taylor, Tudor Geography, pp. 137-8; Sherman, John Dee pp. 118 & 173-4; CCC MS. 254 fol. 182r, Walsingham to Dee 25 Mar. 1583. 34. J. Jewel, An apology of the Church of England(1564), ed. J. E. Booty (New York, 1963), p. 113 & partvi. 37. Dee, A necessary advertisment, in Crossley, Autobiographical Tracts, pp. 50-67. 40. W. Harrison, The description of England , ed. Georges Edelen (1587; Washington and New York, 1994), pp. 388-91.
    • 42. "J. D.", A triple almanack for the yeare of our Lord God 1591 (London, 1590). The almanac has been attributed to John Dee, and Clulee (p. 229) supports this attribution, but the passage quoted above does not sound like Dee, and the "true" calendar is not Dee's original true calendar; the British Library attributes it to one J.Dade.
    • 43. Biographia Britannica iii (London, 1750), pp. 1637-8.
    • 44. Yates, Astraea, plate 9c; also reproduced in Seymour, "Political Magic", p. 33. 46. BL Harley MS. 6986 fol. 45, Dee to Elizabeth, "the 10th Novembre: A. Dm~: 1588 stylo vere". The item is currently on display in the permanent display of books and manuscripts on the ground floor of the British Museum.
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