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Allestree, Richard (b. before 1582, d. c. 1643), almanac maker and mathematician, was a younger son of William Allestree (b. before 1520, d. 1581) and his wife, Ellen. The family lived at Alvaston and Derby. Richard was an uncle of the famous royalist divine ...

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Askham [Ascham], Anthony (c. 1517–1559), writer on astronomy and almanac maker, was born at Kirby Wiske, near Northallerton, Yorkshire, the third son of John Ascham (d. 1544) of Kirby Wiske, who was a yeoman farmer and steward to Lord Scrope of Bolton...

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Barrett, Francis (fl. 1780–1814), writer on magic and demonologist, described himself as a 'Professor of Chemistry, Natural and Occult Philosophy, the Cabala, etc.' (Barrett, Magus). His dates of birth and death, and his antecedents, are unknown. A dated manuscript translation of part of ...

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Cooper [Cowper], Thomas (b. 1569/70, d. in or after 1626), Church of England clergyman and writer on witchcraft, was born in London and attended Westminster School, apparently with help from the Fishmongers' and Skinners' companies. On 17 December 1586, aged sixteen, he matriculated as a queen's scholar from ...

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Cooper, William (bap. 1639, d. 1689), bookseller and writer on the occult sciences, was born in Leicester, the son of John Cooper and his wife, Elizabeth. He was baptized on 5 June 1639 at the parish church of St Martin in Leicester. Following his father's death, ...

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Crowe [née Stevens], Catherine Ann (1790–1872), novelist and writer on the supernatural, was born in Borough Green, Kent, on 20 September 1790, the daughter of John Stevens (1758–1833), a farmer and later the proprietor of the popular Regency haunt Stevens's Hotel, and his first wife, ...

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Feild [Felde], John (c. 1520–1587), astrologer and compiler of almanacs, was the son of Richard Felde (d. 1542), a gentleman, of East Ardsley, Yorkshire, and his wife, Elizabeth. Since he was named as an executor to his father's will of 1542, he was probably born about 1520. Nothing is known of his upbringing and no evidence has been found to support ...

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Robert Fludd (bap. 1574, d. 1637) by Matthäus Merian the elder, pubd 1626 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fludd, Robert (bap. 1574, d. 1637), physician and writer on the occult, was born in Milgate House, Bearsted, Kent, and baptized on 17 January 1574 in Bearsted parish church, the seventh of twelve children of Sir Thomas Fludd (d. 1607), who served the crown in various senior administrative appointments, and his wife, ...

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Holland, Henry (1555/6–1603), writer on witchcraft, was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and graduated BA in 1579 or 1580. In 1580, aged twenty-four, he was ordained priest in the diocese of Ely and appointed vicar of Orwell, Cambridgeshire. In 1594 he moved to ...