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John Dee – Masters of Darkness Documentary

Some say that Dr John Dee’s genius led him to become deranged and deluded, others believe he was in league with angels and devils. He caused uproar in 16th-century Europe with his ‘angelic conversations’ – and he inspired the character of Prospero in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the main character in Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus. But was Dee really ‘a conjurer of wicked and damned spirits’ or simply the dupe of a clever con man?

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