|---------- Isle of Wight History ----------
The Tragedy of John Hooke,
Being the Strange and Shocking Story
Robert Hooke's Brother.
How were the following characters connected by Science, Sex and Suicide?
|The Scientist : || Robert Hooke, the world renowned inventor and technician, who quarrelled with Isaac Newton.|
| ||The Grocer :|| John Hooke, brother of Robert Hooke and impecunious Newport grocer,who became Mayor of Newport twice.|
| ||The Governor :||Sir Robert Holmes. Cavalier sea captain. Appointed
Governor of the Isle of Wight. Very much an aggressive naval man.|
| ||Grace Hooke :|| John Hooke's daughter. Lived in London with her uncle. Coquettish flirt or unfortunate plaything?|
| ||Nell Young :|| Loyal servant of Robert Hooke, who acted as his informant.|