History is a living, breathing creature – a fickle beast that is likely to forget even the greatest people unless it is constantly fed by its keepers. They say history is written by the conqueror but it also written by those that follow in its wake.
If history’s keepers don’t celebrate your achievements then history will look elsewhere for sustenance and you will be forgotten.
Time is littered with the corpses of the forgotten – great men and women who should be celebrated as pioneers, change-makers and revolutionaries but for one reason or another have been snubbed by the beast and are not remembered as they should be. One such victim is Robert Hooke.
Hooke was one of the greatest minds of the Renaissance – he was Christopher Wren, Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei rolled into one, a polymath who should be celebrated as an English Leonardo Da Vinci but who instead is barely remembered at all.