Edmond Halley

  title={Edmond Halley},
  author={A. Ferguson},
THE contributions of Shoreditch to the advancement of science are neither many nor varied; the occasional visitor to that cabinet-making region is usually drawn thither by the fame of the parish stocks and whipping-post, or of that oddly inscribed tombstone which marks Dr. John Gardner's “last and best bedroom”. But the district has made one contribution of primary importance, for it was in the. parish of St. Leonard's Shoreditch that Edmond Halley was born in 1656. Shoreditch was then a suburb… Expand
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