Gray, Stephen (Research note)

(1666-1736) Dyer & Amateur Scientist

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. To read about Stephen Gray and his exploits click here.

A servant boy is suspended above 
small pieces of brass leaf – one of Stephen Gray’s electrical experiments.

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