Saturday, November 20, 2004

English Renaisance Man

Henry Winstanley by Claire at Early Modern Print Culture
... He began his career as an engraver but became well known for the strange mechanical devices at his house in Littlebury in Essex. These apparently included a joke chair with moveable arms that imprisoned anyone who sat in it. He also ran a place of entertainment called the Water Theatre or Winstanley's Waterworks at the lower end of Piccadilly ...
Western Europe, 17th Century, Biography


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