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segunda-feira, 7 de março de 2016

Meditações - o gosto de Carlos II de Inglaterra por relógios

He adored all clocks and watches. In the end there were no fewer than seven clocks in his bedroom (their ill-synchronized chiming drove his attendants mad), while another clock in the antechamber told not only the hour but also the direction of the wind. Hooke's balance-spring action was demonstrated in front of the King, while the royal accounts contain many items for the purchase of further clocks. The sun-dial (in the Privy Garden) had a particular function for the King used it to set his watch by.

Antonia Fraser, King Charles II

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