It was a time of discord in the Christian world, threatened by the Protestant Reformation the Roman Catholic Church demanded strict adherence to its dogma enforced by the violent threat of inquisition, fear of heresy was in the air.
In this turbulent era Galileo Galilei would become Europe’s most celebrated scientist, if there is any one person who it can be said created modern science it has to be Galileo. His early experiments laid the foundation for modern physics and his observations revealed new truths about the universe.
He was a very ambitious man but this ambition drove him to question the churches view of the world and revolutionise our understanding of astronomy. This is an examination of his life and the effects he had on the world but also of how the Church tried to silence him.