“A Great Leap in the Dark”: Thomas Hobbes

“A Great Leap in the Dark”: Thomas Hobbes

It was a cold winter in 1679. On 6 December a sad procession weaved its way down the path from Hardwick Hall to the estate church at Ault Hucknall, bearing the coffin of a much-loved servant of the Cavendish family. Inside the coffin, wrapped in a woollen shroud was...