Hooke

I am still reading Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver – and so I was interested to sit up and watch a BBC Genius program on Robert Hooke, who features in the novel. This of course led to a bit of surfing – the man interests me as he was a great scientist & creator and then erased from history by Newton! ( I wonder if this will emerge in the Neal Stephenson novel? )
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Robert Hooke

The portrait above is the only one believed to be authentic and was discovered recently after being missing for a long time.

It is from the site:
Hooke Portraits Another site I like is: roberthooke.org.uk.

I also snapped an image from the TV of a portrait a woman was reconstructing, will post that up later.

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