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Ian Seymour

1986 USSR miniature sheet, featuring Edmond Halley, Comet Halley, Vega 1, Vega 2, Giotto, Suisei (Planet-A)

Ian Seymour sheds light on the intriguing cloak-and-dagger voyages of exploration of the comet discoverer.

A 16th-century portrait by an unknown artist.

Ian Seymour looks at the involvement of Elizabeth I's astrologer in matters of state, and his diplomatic intrigues on the Continent on the eve of the Armada.