And how did a young clockmaker prove he wasn’t in business with the devil?
The Palacio Real, Madrid, has an enormous collection of clocks – seven hundred of them, in fact. The collection represents a long-standing royal fascination with time. All of these timepieces are complex, beautiful works of art, but one of the most famous, The Shepherd’s Clock, became a sensation when it was revealed to the King. It was an instant source of fascination – and condemnation.
How could something as harmless as a clock put a man’s life in jeopardy?
The answer is a museum secret.
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