Über den Autor
Jonathan Hughes is a Wellcome Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia. He has taught at the University of East Anglia, University of Roehampton and the Oxford Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. His books include Pastors and Visionaries: Religion and Secular Life in Late Medieval Yorkshire; The Religious Life of Richard III and Arthurian Myths and Alchemy: the Kingship of Edward IV.
Introduction; Section A The Astrology of the Earth; 1. Alchemy and the Occult in English History; 2. Hypothesis and sources: the arrival of alchemy in fourteenth century England; Section B Intellectual Impact of Alchemy in Fourteenth-Century England; 3. Alchemy and Science and Philosophy; 4. Alchemy and Religion; 5. Cultural Impact of Alchemy Section; Section C The Political Significance of Alchemy; 6. The Accession of Edward III; 7. Alchemical themes in kingship of Edward III; 8. Alchemicus Rex Richard II the boy king; 9. Richard II and the Occult; 10. Conclusion The Deposition of Richard II and the Lancastrian; Reaction; Bibliography; Glossary of Alchemical terms; Index.
The first book to explore the importance of alchemy and its links to the occult in the period between 1320 and 1400.