The Honourable Robert Boyle, F. R. S. (1627-1692)

@article{Fulton1960TheHR,
  title={The Honourable Robert Boyle, F. R. S. (1627-1692)},
  author={J. F. Fulton},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={1960},
  volume={15},
  pages={119 - 135}
}
  • J. F. Fulton
  • Published 1960
  • Sociology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
  • During the winter of 1641/42 the Honourable Robert Boyle, some years out of Eton and nearing his 15th birthday, was in Florence further improving himself in languages and the arts; he was also reading widely in the sciences, particularly the new celestial system of Copernicus and his followers. On 8 January 1642 Galileo, the blind and ageing astronomer, an exiled prisoner of the Church, died in his nearby villa at Arcetri overlooking the Florentine capital. The event profoundly stirred the… CONTINUE READING
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