The Original 007


The two circles represented eyes and the number 7 was Dee’s lucky number. In the 20th century, author Ian Fleming reportedly read about John Dee and chose the same secret number for James Bond.

When I’m not writing about history, I’m often reading about it, and Smithsonian Magazine has long been a favorite source of history articles. There’s much more to John Dee than his secret letters. You can read more here:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-painting-of-john-dee-astrologer-to-queen-elizabeth-i-contains-a-hidden-ring-of-skulls-180957860/

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