The Invisible College is a fascinating account of the turbulent political, economic and religious background to the formation of Britain's Royal Society. It is set in an era of war against the Dutch, the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. In particular, it reveals the hidden motives of one man, Sir Robert Moray, who built on his experience with another organization to structure and obtain finance for the Royal Society. The other organization, the "invisible college" as Robert Boyle called it, is known today by the ...

The Invisible College 2009, Corgi Books

ISBN-13: 9780552158374

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