The Astrologers' Feasts

In interregnum London, one of the phenomena thrown up by a 'world turned upside down' after England's Civil War was the Society of Astrologers. This remarkable professional body, roughly forty strong, met annually for a feast and a sermon between 1647 and 1658. Unique in its own right, these feasts also offer an unusual window on the general social and intellectual ferment of mid-seventeenth-century England.

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