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    Re: Maskelyne: Astronomer Royal
    From: Jackson McDonald
    Date: 2020 Mar 23, 18:11 +0000
    Yes, I read this biography shortly after it was published.  It helped to complete my understanding of (and appreciation for) Maskelyne, who is so often maligned in other accounts.   

    It is easy to fall into historical reductionism (Harrison good; Maskelyne bad).  

    In my view, this biography contributes to a more complete, more balanced understanding of that period and its principal protagonists. 

    JMcD




    On Mar 23, 2020, at 1:18 PM, Charles McElhill <NoReply_McElhill@fer3.com> wrote:

    Greetings. I am currently reading "Maskelyne: Astronomer Royal" by Rebekah Higgitt

    It seems to have a somewhat different twist to the story of the relationship of John Harrison and Nevil Maskelyne. In fact it makes few references to Harrison and more towards providing an insight into Maskelyne's character.

    Just wondering if anyone else has read it and their opinion.

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