Shakespeare’s Skull And Other Famous Stolen Body Parts
Someone really wanted Shakespeare’s head—ditto the bones, brain, and penis of these other famous people. Researchers believe William Shakespeare’s head is not in the Bard’s grave in England. If so, Sh...
Has Science Realized This 350-Year-Old Alchemist Wish List?
Many regard Boyle as the father of chemistry and the inventor of the modern experimental method. He was unafraid to explore the natural obscurities of his time or to drum up excitement about what the ...
'Beware the Ides of March'
People who believe in luck and bad luck -- that is to say, those considered superstitious – may think that some days or events are unlucky. In the United States, Friday the 13 is known as an “unlucky”...
Thomas Campion
What if a day - Thomas Campion (1567-1620) Mario Iván Martínez (tenor) y Antonio Corona (laud) Album. Música en la obra y el tiempo de Shakespeare (México, 2...
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, QC (/ˈbeɪkən/; 22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. He served ...
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John Locke
John Locke FRS (/ˈlɒk/; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704), was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of C...
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John Milton
John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a...
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Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton (/ˈnjuːtən/; 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/7) was an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recogni...
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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the wor...
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Shakespeare’s Skull And Other Famous Stolen Body Parts
Someone really wanted Shakespeare’s head—ditto the bones, brain, and penis of these other famous people. Researchers believe William Shakespeare’s head is not in the Bard’s grave in England. If so, Sh...
Martin Fynch
Martin Fynch or Finch (1628?–1698) was an English ejected minister.
Fynch was born about 1628, and entered the ministry about 1648. He was ejected from the vicarage of Tetney, Lincolnshire, by the...
Has Science Realized This 350-Year-Old Alchemist Wish List?
Many regard Boyle as the father of chemistry and the inventor of the modern experimental method. He was unafraid to explore the natural obscurities of his time or to drum up excitement about what the ...
Brilliana, Lady Harley
Brilliana, Lady Harley (1598 – 29 October 1643), née Brilliana Conway, was a celebrated English letter-writer.
Conway was born at Brill, near Rotterdam in the Netherlands, while her father Sir Edw...
William Day (divine)
William Day (c.1605–1684) was an English cleric and biblical commentator.
The brother of Matthew Day, D.D., he was a native of Windsor, Berkshire, and received his education at Eton College. He wa...
Richard Sibbes
Richard Sibbes (or Sibbs) (1577–1635) was an Anglican theologian. He is known as a Biblical exegete, and as a representative, with William Perkins and John Preston, of what has been called "main-line"...
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John Banister (anatomist)
John Banister (1533–1610) was an English anatomist, surgeon and teacher. He published The Historie of Man, from the most approved Authorities in this Present Age in 1578.
He began his professiona...
Henry Finch
Sir Henry Finch (died 1625) was an English lawyer and politician, created serjeant-at-law and knighted, and remembered as a legal writer.
He was born the son of Sir Thomas Finch of Eastwell and th...
Michael Drayton
Michael Drayton (1563 – 23 December 1631) was an English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era.
Drayton was born at Hartshill, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England. Almost nothing is...
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John Bancroft (dramatist)
John Bancroft (died 1696) was an English dramatist, by profession a surgeon. He was buried in St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden.
He is said to have had a good practice among frequenters of the thea...
Anthony Maxey
Anthony Maxey (died 3 May 1618), was the Dean of Windsor.
Maxey was, according to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, probably from the Maxey family of Bradwell Juxta Coggeshall in Essex....
John Stow
John Stow (also spelled Stowe; c. 1525 – 6 April 1605) was an English historian and antiquarian best known for his 1598 Survey of London.
The son of Thomas Stow, a tallow-chandler, John...
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William Falkner (divine)
William Falkner, D.D. (died 1682) was an English divine.
Falkner received his education at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1652, M.A. in 1656, and D.D. in 1680. On 23 July 1679 h...
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Cornelius Burges
Cornelius Burges or Burgess, D.D. (1589? – 1665), was an English minister. He was active in religious controversy prior to and around the time of the Commonwealth of England and The Protectorate, foll...
Timothie Bright
Timothie Bright, M.D. (1551?-1615) was an Early Modern British physician and clergyman, the inventor of modern shorthand.
Bright was born in or about 1551, probably in the neighbourhood of Sheffie...
William Dugdale
Sir William Dugdale (12 September 1605 – 10 February 1686) was an English antiquary and herald. As a scholar he was influential in the development of medieval history as an academic subject.
He wa...
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Thomas Archer (divine)
Thomas Archer (1554-1630?) was an English divine.
Archer was born in Bury St. Edmunds 12 August 1554, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was elected to a fellowship. He took his ...
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Richard Broughton (priest)
Richard Broughton, alias Rouse, (ca. 1558, Great Stukeley, Huntingdonshire—18 January 1634) was a Catholic priest and antiquarian.
Broughton claimed descent form the Broughtons of Lancashire...
John Preston (clergyman)
John Preston D.D. (1587–1628) was an Anglican cleric and master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
John Preston was the son of Thomas Preston, a farmer, was born at Upper Heyford in the parish of Bug...
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John Braddocke
John Braddocke (1656–1719) was an English cleric.
Braddocke was a native of Shropshire, and received his education at St. Catharine's Hall, Cambridge, where he was elected to a fellowship (B.A. 16...