From[masked] an explosion of thought and movements set the foundation of our modern era. New religious, political and scientific ideas were born in coffeehouses, societies and underground organizations. Neo-classicism, masonry and many scientific schools of thought arose. People of note at this time are: William Blake, Elias Ashmole, Cagliostro, Count St. Germain, and of course Isaac Newton. Find some little-known information about this time period to share with others.