In their studies of Dee's skryer
Edward Kelley, Susan Bassnett and Jan Backlund offer new information by introducing archival and biographical information about Kelley's stepdaughter, Elizabeth Weston, and about an alchemical circle possibly associated with Dee and Kelley.
The bulk of Woolley's account is devoted to the period of Dee's conversations with angels through the skryer
Edward Kelley from 1582 to 1589 which took Dee and Kelley on an adventurous journey to Poland and the Prague of Rudolf II and culminated in the famous episode of their sharing wives at the co mmand of the angels.
Each session was recorded by Dee, who gave the location, the cast of characters (the name of the skryer
, the angel, other participants, and Dee himself), and a record of the conversation set out in dialogue form.