I have written a short e-book, 15,000 words, on alchemy in Medieval and Tudor England, i.e. the 13th to the 16th centuries.
It is no longer available from the publishers, please apply directly to me.
Since it is so short, I haven’t been able to include as much as I would have liked, instead I have tried to isolate some themes and central characters in the topic.
The e-book contains url’s to the sources of my information and related topics. That was not originally planned, the idea being that I would host more of that here on this blog, but it makes sense to utilise the fact it is an ebook and most people now read on tablets and suchlike with proper internet capabilities.
If you would are still interested in the various subjects within the book, you can search this blog with the search function, which will turn up a number of relevant discussions and substances.
Further urls include:
Adam Maclean’s discussion forum and the previous archived email lists:
He also has a bibliography of translations and transcribed works, of varying quality but definitely worth a look:
and the texts themselves:
Various symbols and pictures:
In Britain we have the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, whose website is:
They publish the journal Ambix four times a year, which contains scholarly articles on the history of alchemy and chemistry.
The current, and only, modern single volume history of alchemy that I reccomend for begginers is
“The Secrets of Alchemy” by Lawrence Principe.