Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On This Day

In 1404, the 'science' of alchemy was prohibited by law in England.

Showing that Royalty were above both the law and common sense, monarchs up to Queen Elizabeth continued to employ alchemists to try and fill the royal coffers with gold.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:09 pm

    Following limited success she then seems to have decided beating up the Spanish and nicking their gold/silver worked just as well ... smart lady :-)