Like many of his peers who were "to the manor born", Sir Henry Dryden was a 19th century Brit who was fascinated with archaeology and the world of antiquity. Before his death in 1899, he produced thousands of architectural and archaeological drawings based on the things he saw and studied during his travels around Britain and Europe. Recently, a consortium of institutions including the University College Northampton digitized a number of Dryden?s drawings, and subsequently placed them online here. Visitors can browse the materials by date, or by topics that include archaeology, arms and armor, and church architecture. The heraldry area within arms and armor is worth a look, as it contains some highly detailed renderings of various coats of arms and heraldic shields. Overall, the collection provides an interesting look into one man's passion for the built environment and the world of 19th century Britain.
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