Digby: The Gunpowder Plotter's Legacy

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Janus Publishing Company Lim, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 297 pages
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The son of the disgraced gunpowder plotter of the 17th century and a brilliant scholar who spoke seven languages, Kenelm Digby eventually restored his family's honor and established himself in the English court. This biography is compiled from family papers unknown to historians at the time of his last biography. Digby was a founding member of the Royal Society and was a prominent scientist during this explosive scientific period, contributing to medicine, physics, mathematics, and botany.
  

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Contents

Early Days
1
Growing Up
22
An Education
36
Spain Again
48
Marriage to Venetia
66
The Mediterranean Adventure
75
Career Moves
108
Death and Remorse
125
Cromwells Pensioner
225
The Powder of Sympathy
233
Restoration
240
Latter Days
245
Appendix
255
Notes
259
Bibliography
271
Bibliography Research Sources
276

Retreat
137
Civil War
165
Sir John Digbv
195
The Envoy
204

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About the author (2001)

Thomas is a descendant of Digby.

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