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A Bad Doctor

A Bad Doctor

John Aubrey is one of the great English writers and left a huge amount of diaries which range over a wide range of topics. They are chatty, he often qualifies what he writes by citing he’s not sure of this, or that someone told him, so provides insight into his life and thinking. This is … Continue reading

Reuters Began

There were a lot of amazing engineering feats in the 19th century, but one of the greatest in terms of technology and impact on our lives was the invention of the telegraph, in particular, the incredible feat of laying long distance cables on the ocean bed. It is probably most famous for being able to … Continue reading