Suzi Feay

Why were masters of the occult respected but witches burnt?

Anthony Grafton discusses five celebrated scholars, beginning with Dr Faustus, who separated ‘good’ magic from ‘bad’ in their studies of alchemy, astrology and conjuration

Title page of Christopher Marlowe’s The Tragicall Historie of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, 1631. [Lebrecht Authors/Bridgeman Images]

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