Newton And The Counterfeiter

Crawford Logan reads from Thomas Levenson's biography of Isaac Newton and his rivalry with one of 17th-century London's most accomplished and daring criminals, William Chaloner.

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Newton is made Warden of the Royal Mint and tasked with re-casting all England's currency.

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After nearly 30 years of academic life at Cambridge, Newton became Warden of the Royal Mint.

He was soon in charge of the colossal task of re-casting all of England's currency - almost seven million pounds - and took a hands-on approach to the interrogation of suspected counterfeiters held in Newgate prison.

Newton is made Warden of the Royal Mint and tasked with re-casting all England's currency.

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After nearly 30 years of academic life at Cambridge, Newton became Warden of the Royal Mint.

He was soon in charge of the colossal task of re-casting all of England's currency - almost seven million pounds - and took a hands-on approach to the interrogation of suspected counterfeiters held in Newgate prison.

Newton is made Warden of the Royal Mint and tasked with re-casting all England's currency.

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The advent of the Bank of England provides a new business opportunity for William Chaloner

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Crawford Logan reads from Thomas Levenson's biography of Isaac Newton and his rivalry with one of 17th-century London's most accomplished and daring criminals, William Chaloner.

The foundation of the Bank of England and the first bank notes provide a new business opportunity for arch-counterfeiter William Chaloner.

The advent of the Bank of England provides a new business opportunity for William Chaloner

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Crawford Logan reads from Thomas Levenson's biography of Isaac Newton and his rivalry with one of 17th-century London's most accomplished and daring criminals, William Chaloner.

The foundation of the Bank of England and the first bank notes provide a new business opportunity for arch-counterfeiter William Chaloner.

The advent of the Bank of England provides a new business opportunity for William Chaloner

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William Chaloner advises Parliament on corruption at the heart of the Royal Mint.

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Newly released from Newgate prison, William Chaloner advises Parliament on corruption at the heart of the Royal Mint.

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Newly released from Newgate prison, William Chaloner advises Parliament on corruption at the heart of the Royal Mint.

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The Warden of the Royal Mint sets out to crush his accuser.

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Crawford Logan reads from Thomas Levenson's biography of Isaac Newton and his rivalry with one of 17th-century London's most accomplished and daring criminals, William Chaloner.

The Warden of the Royal Mint sets out to crush his accuser, the self-appointed counterfeiting expert William Chaloner.

The Warden of the Royal Mint sets out to crush his accuser.

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Crawford Logan reads from Thomas Levenson's biography of Isaac Newton and his rivalry with one of 17th-century London's most accomplished and daring criminals, William Chaloner.

The Warden of the Royal Mint sets out to crush his accuser, the self-appointed counterfeiting expert William Chaloner.

The Warden of the Royal Mint sets out to crush his accuser.

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Chaloner faces trial at the Old Bailey and the threat of the gallows at Tyburn.

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William Chaloner.

Chaloner faces trial at the Old Bailey and the threat of the gallows at Tyburn.

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William Chaloner.

Chaloner faces trial at the Old Bailey and the threat of the gallows at Tyburn.