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Stephen Gray carried out experiments on electricity which were ground-breaking and led to modern telegraphy and the telephone.  He achieved no recognition until the final years of his life, and remains virtually unknown in his family city of Canterbury.

 

 

KEY WORDS:  Otterden Place,  Rev John Flamstead,  Isaac Newton

 

 

 

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A servant boy is suspended above

small pieces of brass leaf - one of Stephen Gray's electrical experiments.

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Stephen Gray FRS (1666-1736)

Dyer & Amateur Scientist

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