Tag: Books

THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE ….

Founded in 1826, ‘The Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge’, (mainly through the ministrations of  Lord Henry Peter Brougham ) despite being overlooked and largely forgotten by history, has been experiencing something of a Renaissance over the last few years, and in a not totally unexpected manner. I very much doubt that many people […]

A BLESSED COMPANION….

The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440, should be included among the greatest events in the history of the world. Culture and knowledge, until then considered a privilege available only to certain classes, were brought into the mainstream by typography. By 1450, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press process, with refinements […]

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