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Felicity Henderson

Felicity Henderson
Felicity Henderson is Lecturer in Archives and Material Culture at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on the social context of the history of science in 17th century England, and she is currently preparing a new edition of Robert Hooke’s Diary. This is a revised version of a post previously published on the Royal Society’s Repository blog and on the author’s blog about Hooke’s life and work in Restoration London, hookeslondon.com.

Hooke, Newton and the ‘missing’ portrait

Portraits have a peculiar fascination for people. As Lisa Jardine has pointed out, historical figures come to life so much more vividly when a portrait is available. This is true for historians almost as much as anyone else. Therefore the thought that there might be a lost or unidentified portrait of a famous and controversial figure like Robert Hooke is extremely …

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