Elias Ashmole

             23 May 1617 – 18 May 1692

Elias Ashmole is a celebrated English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer, alchemist and famous Lichfield son.

Ashmole supported the royalist side during the English Civil War, and at the restoration of Charles II he was rewarded with several lucrative offices.

Celebrating his 4th centenary, Lichfield Cathedral are hosting an exhibition from the 19 October this year. Details are yet to be confirmed, however for more information visit www.lichfieldcathedral.org or contact the cathedral directly for enquiries.