True Crime in Hastings

Nestled in a parade of shops and cafes on the Hastings seafront sits a little museum with some dark stories to tell. Murderers disposing of bodies in acid baths, what kind of shoes football hooligans wore and the kind of symptoms produced by various poisons just scratch the surface of the grisly and despicable side…

Scholar, Courtier, Sorcerer: the Magical World of John Dee

Elizabethan England’s foremost dabbler in the dark arts is one of the most mysterious characters in the court of Elizabeth I. Nowadays, he’s remembered as a conjuror, as a student of alchemy and the arcane but a new exhibition: Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee at the Royal College of Physicians looks…