Patricia Fara

A Cure for Wellness

Eminent doctors and notorious charlatans vied for sick patients to treat in the cut-throat medical marketplace of Georgian England.

Glory or Gravity?

John Hutchinson and Isaac Newton were both devout scholars who believed that the natural world and God were inextricably linked. The similarities ended there.

Knobs or Points?

Is lightning natural or divine? Opinion split royalists and republicans. 

Weighing up the Evidence

What does it take to establish a new scientific truth? In the case of heliocentrism, the death of its sceptics. 

The Battle of the Gauges

The railway revolutionised Victorian Britain, but were its trains on the right track? It was difficult to gauge.