The Invisible College

The Invisible College : The Royal Society, Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science

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In 1660, within a few months of the restoration of Charles II, a group of 12 men, including Robert Boyle and Christopher Wren, met in London to set up a society to study the mechanisms of nature. At a time when superstition and magic governed reason, the repressive dogma of Christian belief silenced many, and where post-war loyalties ruined careers, these men forbade the discussion of religion and politics at their meetings. The Royal Society was born and with it modern, experimental science. This book is a study of the turbulent political, economic and religious background to the formation of the Royal Society - an era of war against the Dutch, the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. It aims to make readers reassess many of the key events of this period, showing how Freemasonry, supported by Charles II, was the guiding force behind the birth of modern science, under the cover of the Royal Society.show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 34mm | 258.55g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8pp colour
  • 0747239770
  • 9780747239772

About Robert Lomas

Dr Robert Lomas lectures in engineering at Bradford University, and was involved in the early development of personal computers. He is the author of many bestselling books, including international bestsellers on Freemasonry such as THE HIRAM KEY and URIEL'S MACHINE.show more

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