Voices Calling for Reform: The Royal Society in the Mid-Eighteenth Century — Martin Folkes, John Hill, and William Stukeley

  title={Voices Calling for Reform: The Royal Society in the Mid-Eighteenth Century — Martin Folkes, John Hill, and William Stukeley},
  author={George Sebastian Rousseau and David Haycock},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={377 - 406}
Le statut intellectuel de la Royal Society de Londres au milieu du 18e siecle a toujours ete une source de controverse dans la recherche d'information et l'exploration historique. Auparavant, les historiens ont identifie le declin general de la societe dans les decennies qui ont suivi la mort en 1727 de l'un de ses plus prestigieux president, Sir Isaac Newton. Le but de cet article est d'examiner les luttes internes entre Martin Folkes, John Hill et le docteur William Stukeley. 
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  • K. Fraser
  • History
    Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
  • 1994
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The story is too complicated and lengthy to be recounted
  • 1978
British Library, Sloane MS 4052, ff. 342-3. Folkes to Sloane
    The family memoirs, i
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