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Clockwork Sky: Astrology in Early Modern & Victorian England

By Romany ReaganΒ 

Comets, importing change of times and states,

Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky.

β€” William Shakespeare, (Henry VI, Part 1, Act 1, Scene 1)

Seeking answers in the heavens has a history as old as humankind itself. Every culture across our planet shares a heritage of calculating and making sense of the wondrous universe that surrounds us by studying the clockwork of the night sky. This is England’s story.

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