Age of Invention, by Anton Howes

Anton Howes
Tales from the history of innovation.
Created 05 Oct 2019
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  • Golden Age of Invention: The Bacon Role
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    “Knowledge is power, France is Bacon”, or so the saying sounds. Who was Francis Bacon? He’s a historical figure we’ve probably all heard of, but few I think would be able to point to his specific achi...
  • Age of Invention: The Fast and the Finance
    08 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    You’re reading Age of Invention, a newsletter on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. This free edition went out to over 7,000 people. If you aren’t already s...
  • Age of Invention: Capital Finds a Way
    30 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    You’re reading Age of Invention, a newsletter on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. This free edition went out to over 7,000 people. If you aren’t already s...
  • Age of Invention: The New Space Empires
    23 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    You’re reading my newsletter, Age of Invention, on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. This free edition went out to over 6,900 people. If you aren’t already...
  • Golden Age of Invention: Knights of the Caribbean
    16 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    In researching the relative strengths of English and Dutch merchants, I was surprised to learn just how many other European states also tried to get a slice of the seventeenth century’s intercontinent...
  • Age of Invention: Plague of the Sea
    11 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
    You’re reading my newsletter, Age of Invention, on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. This free edition currently goes out to over 6,800 people. You can sig...
  • Golden Age of Invention: A Capital Idea
    02 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    “It seems a wonder to the world, that such a small country, not fully so big as two of our best shires, having little natural wealth, victuals, timber or other necessary ammunitions, either for war or...
  • Age of Invention: The Dutch Supremacy
    27 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    You’re reading my newsletter, Age of Invention, on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. This free edition currently goes out to over 6,700 people. You can sig...
  • Golden Age of Invention: Matter of Factor
    19 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    I’ve become interested in how some countries’ merchants became especially effective in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries — particularly the English and the Dutch. In some respects, th...
  • Age of Invention: Square Dealers
    12 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    You’re reading my newsletter, Age of Invention, on the causes of the British Industrial Revolution and the history of innovation. This free edition currently goes out to over 6,700 people. You can sig...
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