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The frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667)

 – By Prof. Michael Hunter Click for image I am currently trying to write a definitive account of this print, perhaps the most famous image associated with Restoration science.[1] As I showed many years ago, though published in Sprat’s book, … Continue reading

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Michael Hunter’s research

Michael Hunter is Emeritus Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Academy. From 2006 to 2009 he was director of the AHRC-funded British Printed Images to 1700 project which produced the website http://www.bpi1700.org.uk; … Continue reading

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