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England's Euclidean Revolution
Some remarkable things happen to our bodies when we don’t eat fresh food for a long time. From the absence of Vitamin C alone, the waste matter of our…
One of the things I’ve been looking into lately is the maritime technology of the late sixteenth century. This is because I think it’s a crucial piece…
I’m invariably asked a question to which I have a pretty poor answer: how can my research on the causes of innovation — and the unprecedented and…
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In the last post I pointed to the extraordinary, unprecedented growth of London in the period 1550 to 1700. From a medieval peak of about 50,000…
The spirit of the nineteenth-century exhibitions of industry, and how we might organise a Great Exhibition for the modern day.
Why, before the eighteenth century, were there no Arabic-character printing presses in the Ottoman Empire?
You’re reading my newsletter, Age of Invention, on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. It currently goes out…