The relations between fellows of the Royal Society and French men of science when France and Britain were at war

@article{DeBeer1952TheRB,
  title={The relations between fellows of the Royal Society and French men of science when France and Britain were at war},
  author={Gavin Rylands De Beer},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={1952},
  volume={9},
  pages={244 - 299}
}
  • G. D. De Beer
  • Published 1952
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
In the days when only soldiers and sailors fought, it was accepted practice that men of learning and men of science should continue to communicate with each other, whatever the state, of peace or war, that might at the time prevail between the nations to which they belonged. When Henry Oldenburg, Secretary of the Royal Society, was arrested and sent to the Tower in 1667 ‘for dangerous designes and practises’, it was supposed by Pepys that the reason was 'for writing news to a virtuoso in France… 
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