On this day in history, 6th September 1615, in the reign of King James I, Timothy Bright, was buried at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury.
Bright was a Tudor physician and clergyman, and also invented modern shorthand
Bright is known for works published in Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, including his 1588 “Characterie: an Arte of Shorte, Swifte, and Secrete Writing by Character” in which he explains his invention, a system of straight lines, circles and half circles as shorthand. Bright’s work has, of course, helped people the world over.[Read More...]