The Tudor Society

1 August – Sir Edward Kelley, angels, alchemy and the Philosopher’s Stone

On this day in history, 1st August 1555, Sir Edward Kelley, apothecary, alchemist and medium, was born in Worcester.

Kelley was a fascinating man. He worked with Dr John Dee and the men believed that they communicated with angels. Kelley also claimed that he was an alchemist and he wrote a treatise on the Philosopher's Stone.

Find out more about Kelley and his work in today's talk.

You can read Kelley's treatises at

And here's my video on Dr John Dee

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