- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Headline Book Pub Ltd (December 31, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747239770
- ISBN-13: 978-0747239772
- Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.9 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,699,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Invisible College : The Royal Society, Freemasonry and the Birth of Modern Science Paperback – December 31, 2002
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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.
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Lomas has included an extensive bibliography but apparently at the time of writing was oblivious to the even more far-reaching account of the principle actors' philosophical roots, as detailed in M. Baigent and R. Leigh's The Elixir and the Stone (Penquin 1998; available at Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk)
In summary, the book lives up to all of its claims and is excellent value in the Headline Book Publishing paperback edition.