King Charles II, founder of the Royal Society. Sir Peter Lely also painted Charles’s father, Charles I, and the man who replaced him, Oliver Cromwell. (the Institute Collections/Gregory Tobias)

King Charles II, founder of the Royal Society. Sir Peter Lely also painted Charles’s father, Charles I, and the man who replaced him, Oliver Cromwell.

Science History Institute/Gregory Tobias

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