Miracle of the plague year

May 21, 2020

It is August 1665. Bubonic plague is raging in London. So great is the dread of contamination that in Cambridge, 55 miles to the northeast, the university is closed. A 22-year-old man, unknown, unremarkable, makes the trek by foot, by horse-drawn cart, back to his family farm in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire. There he will remain in self-isolation for 18 months, during which time he will not only discover the universal law of gravity but change the face of science… Read article

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