14 May 2012

Henry VIII's astronomical clock at Hampton Palace

The clock shows not only the time and date, but also information re tides and horoscopes.  Note that it also depicts the sun revolving around the earth.  The filming of the video is a little annoying (tilted Hampton Court, unnecessary zooming), but the pre-Copernican part was something I hadn't thought of before.


  1. You might enjoy this episode of "In our Time", about the measurement of time.


  2. "The filming of the video is a little annoying" - particularly that accent for any English person born more than 2 miles from Wapping.


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