Pepys himself admits ‘I do lacke philosophy’, so how was he linked to one of the greatest scientific minds?
04 Feb 2016
The groundbreaking Principia Mathematica, Newton's breakdown and how to win at dice: Rebekah Higgitt (University of Kent) talks to us about the links between Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton.
…I am extremely troubled at the embroilment I am in, and have neither ate nor slept well this twelve month, nor have my former consistency of mind. I never designed to get anything by your interest, nor by King James’s favour, but am now sensible that I must withdraw from your acquaintance, and see neither you nor the rest of my friends any more, if I may leave them quietly.