The Lockdown Chronicles 8: Isaac (in full colour for the first time!)

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Sir Isaac Newton PRS (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27). [Wikipedia entry] Woolsthorpe Manor is the place where Isaac Newton was born. In 1665-66, Isaac returned to Woolsthorpe leaving behind plague-hit Cambridge, to spend what he called his ‘Year of Wonders’. [National Trust].

Source Text: Newton, I. (1662-1667). Fitzwilliam Notebook. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. Via The Newton Project.

Source images: Panel 1: Woolsthorpe Manor, ©National Trust Images. Panels 2, 3 and 4: Sir Isaac Newton by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt. Oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1702. NPG 2881 ©National Portrait Gallery, London. CC-BY.

 

References

Sir Isaac Newton – National Portrait Gallery,  https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw04660/Sir-Isaac-Newton [Accessed 17 April 2020]

Newton, I. (1662-1667). Fitzwilliam Notebook. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. Via The Newton Project. Available at  http://www.newtonproject.ox.ac.uk/view/texts/diplomatic/ALCH00069 [Accessed 17 April 2020]

National Trust. “Year of Wonders 1665-1667”. Woolsthorpe Manor. Available at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolsthorpe-manor/features/year-of-wonders [Accessed 17 April 2020]

National Trust. Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire (Accredited Museum) Collection. Available at http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/place/woolsthorpe-manor [Accessed 17 April 2020]

Cambridge Digital Library. Newton Papers. Available at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 [Accessed 17 April 2020]

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