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Andrew Crosse - Wikipedia
Andrew Crosse (17 June – 6 July ) was a British amateur scientist who was born and died at Fyne Court, Broomfield, Somerset. Crosse was an early pioneer and experimenter in the use of electricity.
After describing his discoveries over dinner at the house of a friend in Bristol, he was further persuaded to. Broomfield is a village and civil parish in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, England, situated Originally the house pleasure grounds of the 19th-century amateur scientist and electrical pioneer, Andrew Crosse, whose family had owned the house from its construction.
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Description:Crosse made no formal report at the time, but confided his observations to an acquaintance, who spread the news—later featured in an unauthorized newspaper report, that Crosse had claimed to create life. In he attended Dr. Other scientists tried to repeat the experiment. The stimulus for this research was study of the formation of stalactites and stalagmites in Holywell Cavern at Broomfield. It has been suggested that this episode was a source of inspiration for Mary Shelley 's novel Frankenstein ,   but this cannot have been the case, since Crosse's experiments took place almost 20 years after the novel was first published. Similarly dubious is a claim that Edward W.