Historical Interest

The Life of England’s Merlin, William Lilly

Perhaps England’s most famous and influential astrologer, William Lilly was born to a family of provincial farmers in Diseworth, a small rural village in Leicestershire County, in early May 1602. It was his mother’s wish that Lilly become a scholar, and through her encouragement Lilly pursued an education away from the family farm. At eleven …

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Lilly’s “Epistle to the Student in Astrology”

To the Student in Astrology. My Friend, whoever thou art, that with so much ease shalt receive the benefit of my hard studies, and doest intend to proceed in this heavenly knowledge of the stars; wherein the great and admirable works of the invisible and all-glorious God are so manifestly apparent. In the first place, …

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