TITLE

Lady Sophia's Visions: Sir Robert Moray, the Earl of Lauderdale and the Restoration Government of Scotland

AUTHOR(S)
HARRIS, FRANCES
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Seventeenth Century;Spring2009, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p129
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The paper concerns the partnership between Sir Robert Moray, one of the founders of the Royal Society, and the Earl of Lauderdale in the Restoration government of Scotland, presenting new evidence for the episode which led to its otherwise unexplained breakdown: Moray's preoccupation with 'apocalyptic notions' and the visionary experiences of his niece by marriage, Lady Sophia Lindsay, which convinced him that his role in Scotland was not 'a labour of the spirit'. It also illuminates the significance for scientific culture and court politics of the King's newly installed chemical laboratory at Whitehall, over which Moray presided.
ACCESSION #
41341106

 

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