Francis Willughby: Exhibition Lecture
From Hayley Cotterill on January 25th, 2017
This exhibition drew on papers preserved in the Middleton Collection, the family archive of the Willoughby's of Wollaton Hall, now held by The University of Nottingham.
In the history of science the 17th century was a period of exciting change. While England was enduring political and religious turmoil, reaching a climax in civil war and the execution of Charles 1, a spirit of speculative enquiry encouraged the testing of traditional knowledge.