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Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum’s latest exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution is the largest-ever exhibition about Samuel Pepys and has over 200 objects on display (some of which co…

This Day In History: January 1, 1660 The fifth of eleven children (and the first child of his parents to survive to adulthood) born to a London tailor, Samuel Pepys ultimately became a senior Naval officer, Member of Parliament, and President of the Royal Society. On the side, he wrote a rather famous diary that would become arguably the most [...]

This Day in History: January 1st- Pepys' First

Samuel Pepys by Godfrey Kneller. Date painted: Collection: National Maritime Museum. Samuel Pepys was a diarist and administrator of the Navy. In he began his service under the patronage of Lord Sandwich, his cousin.

In 1649 Charles II was living in the Binnenhof Palace in The Hague.

In 1649 Charles II was living in the Binnenhof Palace in The Hague.

The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: Hunk Alert: Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan by John Hoppner. Sheridan was the long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal.

Elisabeth Butler, née Stanhope Countess of Chesterfield by Sir Peter Lely (location unknown to gogm) | Grand Ladies | gogm

Lady Elisabeth wears a traffic signal amber dress and a hurluberlu coiffure in this Lely portrait.

What is Art?  http://whatisthewik.com/art/

A multi-part exploration of the question: What is Art? Stefan Molyneux makes the case that Art is often an argument for focusing on something which is easy f.

Robert Hooke - Natural Philosopher, inventor, architect (Inventions include the iris diaphragm in cameras, the universal joint used in motor vehicles, the balance wheel in a watch, the originator of the word 'cell' in biology, he was Surveyor of the City of London after the Great Fire of 1666, architect, experimenter, worked in astronomy)

‘Robert Hooke, Engineer’ By Rita Greer A memorial portrait presented to the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford University in It shows Hooke in Oxford with important work – a wheel.

Tycho Brahe (1546–1601) was a Danish astronomer who produced the most accurate measurements and locations of the stars before the use of the telescope. His observation that a new star had appeared in an existing constellation challenged the belief that the stars were fixed and forever unchanging.

Tycho Brahe (/ˌtaɪkoʊ ˈbrɑːhi, ˈbrɑːᵊ/), born Tyge Ottesen Brahe (Danish: [ˈtˢyːə ˈʌd̥əsn̩ 14 December 1546 – 24 October was a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations.

Wetenschap in de Gouden Eeuw Christiaan Huijgens 1629-1695

Christiaan Huygens April 1629 – 8 July was a prominent Dutch mathematician and natural philosopher. He is known particularly as an astronomer, physicist, probabilist and horologist.

Brad Sherwood from Pinterest.  Hot look Brad.

Brad Sherwood the funniest guy on earth

Why did the Great Fire of London 1666 spread so far and so fast?  This lesson drip feeds information, sources and evidence to the class.  They have to use these to decide whether it was due to housing, poor firefighting equipment, the weather conditions, or human error.

HISTORY MYSTERY The Great Fire of London 1666 - Primary evidence detectives