The Conquest of Time. (and the importance of developing the right business relationships)
The measurement of time is taken for granted in this atomic clock age,
But it was not always so.
In fact an accurate and robust method of time measurement was vital to enable shipping to navigate at sea with confidence.
Whilst Latitude is simple to measure Longitude is less so and this problem resulted in substantial loss of life and assets through shipwreck.
Even experienced Ships Masters could find themselves hundreds of miles off course.
In 1714, the British Government offered, by Act of Parliament, a solution which could….