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By Lauren Kassell

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

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P. . Perhaps though he shunned them, since he noted in  that his grandfather, Richard, had a dispute with William Herbert, earl of Pembroke, over some land: Ashm. , fos. –. John Aubrey speculated on Forman’s dealing with the Herberts: John Aubrey, The natural history of Wiltshire, ed. John Britton (), . Richard Napier seems to have known Dee from at least , though there is no indication that he introduced Forman to him: Ashm. , fos. , ; , fo. . For the possibility that Forman knew Robert Burton, see Ch.

V; , fo. v. ⁴¹ Forman had lost his books because he did not have a secure place to keep them, because he was arrested for an unnamed offence, because their contents were suspect, and finally because they could be sold on the underground book market. These misfortunes, Forman thought, were signs of God’s design for him. Forman chronicled the impediments to his studies and his triumphs over them through the mid-s as evidence of the divine imperative behind his medical and astrological activities.

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. , p. . ⁴⁴ Ashm. , fo. . It concerned the location of lost goods. For Forman’s possible early reading of a number of th-cent. introductions to astronomy see Ashm. , iii–v.

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