Work improving lens for spectacles led to the invention
of the microscope. Early microscopes did not have much power
of magnification and were a bit fuzzy.
There was great interest in science after the restoration
of Charles II to the throne.
The king was a keen scientist and founded the Royal
Society to exchange and discuss ideas and knowledge.
But interest in science was either a hobby for the
rich or a scientis had to find himself a rich patron (someone
who would pay for him to experiment).
How does this early microscope differ from those we
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