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Author Ryrie, Alec.

Title The sorcerer's tale : faith and fraud in Tudor England / Alec Ryrie
Published Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 207 pages) : illustrations
Contents CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; CHRONOLOGY; FOREWORD; 1. The Nobleman; 2. The Physician; 3. The Underworld; 4. The Magician; 5. The Preacher; Conclusion: Barbarians at the Gates; Appendix: Gregory Wisdom's Will; NOTES; PHOTOGRAPHIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEX
Summary A lively history set in sixteenth-century England, detailing the hitherto unknown case of an extraordinary physician, magician, and con-man named Gregory Wisdom - and the London underworld to which he belonged. - ;An earl's son, plotting murder by witchcraft; conjuring spirits to find buried treasure; a stolen coat embroidered with pure silver; crooked gaming-houses and brothels; a terrifying new disease, and the self-trained surgeon who claims he can treat it. This is the world of Gregory Wisdom, a physician, magician, and consummate con-man at work in sixteenth-century London. In this book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Westmorland, Henry Neville, Earl of, 1524 or 1525-1564.
Wisdom, Gregory, -1599.
Conspiracies -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Crime -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century.
Magic -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Swindlers and swindling -- England -- History -- 16th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008024477
ISBN 0191552046 (electronic bk.)
9780191552045 (electronic bk.)