Industry includes production of malt for brewing. The English Civil War.
Behn’s life is thought to have begun in 1640 in Kent. It is argued Harbledown was the likely place she was born; however, like much of her life, this is difficult to confirm.
Physician who contributed to the study of anatomy and physiology, advancing knowledge about the circulation of the blood.
Naturalist and chemist, Plot was born at Borden in Kent.
Rear Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, and also MP for Rochester, Sir Cloudesley Shovell, had homes in Crayford and West Street, near Northbourne.
Botanist and gardener, John Tradescant the Younger was born at Meopham and educated at the King's School, Canterbury.
Mathematician and cryptographer, Wallis is known for his pioneering work in infinitesimal calculus.
The Island of Sheppey was at the centre of the famous Medway attack during the Anglo Dutch War (c.1664-1667).