Dr Francis Young joins the Symposium to share the research he's conducted on the intersections between esoteric practices and political history in Britain.
From the druids to Merlin's age, from the Tudors tp the Stuart Monarchy, we will touch on many touchstones in the British history of politics and the occult, including alchemy, John Dee and so much more!
Make sure to come over to the livestream to superchat your questions and converse with the community!
About our guest
Dr Francis Young is a historian of religion and belief who teaches for the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education and is the author or editor of 20 books including Magic in Merlin's Realm (2022) and Twilight of the Godlings (2023) https://amzn.to/3ZJOieS
Most relevant publications:
Magic as a Political Crime in Medieval and Early Modern England: A History of Sorcery and Treason (Bloomsbury, 2017) https://amzn.to/3zBpmLX
Magic in Merlin's Realm: A History of Occult Politics in Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2022) https://amzn.to/3Kv8cpr
Twitter handle: @DrFrancisYoung