Bishop V. Knight by Steve Mayer

By Steve Mayer

Controversy has lengthy reigned over the relative strengths of the bishop and knight. Mayer makes use of sensible examples to demonstrate positions which favour one minor piece over the opposite and offers a significant research of the long-debated subject.

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539) is heavily annotated, much of the annotation being in shorthand. The first edition was printed at Lyons in 1550, and was reprinted in 1582. The author was sometime physician to Catherine de Medici. 33 MS Ashmole 348, f. 36r: "The most excellent and true way of Direction of all the Significators in a Nativity invented by the Learned and accurate Mathematician John Kepler as in his Sportula Genethliacis missa, in Tabulis Eudolphinis, pag. , in 92 et 3". A date 1652 occurs at f. 48r. The Reluctant Revolutionaries 27 a difference of opinion!

25 Keith Thomas, Beligion and the Decline of Magic, London, 1971, p. 367. Thomas gives many examples. He names as the two prominent exceptions the crypto-Catholic Henry Howard, earl of Northampton, and the future Straffordian, John Melton. , p. 370 (Calvin, Institutes, III, xxi. 2). The Reluctant Revolutionaries 25 leaders of the English Church as a whole, for example, particularly among the Laudians (including Archbishop Laud himself) and Arminians, as well as among the Independents and radical sects of the Civil War period, and even among those who set themselves up to turn the attention of the universities to more rational pursuits, there were supporters of astrol ogy far outnumbering those who actively opposed it27.

Ashmole 487), p. 17. In the Stadius volume containing his diary the words Revolutionism non tarn efficax doctrina, do not refer to Copernicus, as has been supposed. Dee's Propaedeumata aphoristica (London, 1558) is at no point Copernican, so far as I can see. Junctinus is the more familiar Latin version of Giuntini's name. 49 Many compilers of almanacs used their prefaces to argue in the Tychonic/ Copernican/Ptolemaic controversy, and it is a recurrent theme that astrology is not much affected one way or another.

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