Thomas Hobbes: Twisted Fire-Starter?

In 1666, Oxford University ordered the wholesale burning of all copies of copies of Hobbes’s work . . . Such was the backlash against Hobbes, questions were asked in Parliament during the inquest into the Great Fire of London (2-5 September 1666), it was suggested that the burning of Hobbes’s books may have been a contributory cause of the blaze. (p. 130).

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