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Inside the Library: Collecting the Conjuror

9 July @ 15:00 - 16:00

From £11

Across July, Chetham’s Library will be exploring the true stories and Manchester connections of one of the Tudor court’s most controversial figures, the scientist, magician and astrologer Doctor John Dee.

In this Inside the Library session, staff at Chetham’s Library will be talking about the collection of Renaissance polymath, Dr John Dee.

John Dee was one of the most remarkable figures in Tudor England, who continues to fascinate us to this day!

By the 1570s, Dee had established what has been referred to as the largest and most diverse library in Elizabethan England.

Of this once fine collection, five books can now be found within Chetham’s Library.

This workshop will explore how and why the books of this controversial figure joined the collection here at Chetham’s Library.

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Chetham’s Library
Long Millgate
Manchester, M3 1SB United Kingdom
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