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Talks and Lectures

A wide range of podcasts from talks and lectures held at Historic Royal Palaces

May 22, 2013

In 1696, after a glittering scientific career, Isaac Newton became Warden of the Mint, based at the Tower. England’s currency was then in disarray, not least owing to the growing crime of counterfeiting. So began a personal and bitter struggle between Newton and William Chaloner, the greatest forger of them all — as Thomas Levenson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) relates.