Watson Note

Andrew Watson on the Voynich Manuscript and John Dee

Watson and Roberts are quite definite that Dee foliated the manuscript. However, this turns out to be the only reason to link the manuscript with Dee. Roger Bacon was first named in connection with the manuscript by Mnishovsky, not Rudolph; Dee is only known to have met Rudolph on one occasion; the book of hieroglyphs was probably a different book; and the 630 ducats were not payment for a book.