Sir William Dugdale was was an English antiquary and herald. He was influential in developing the academic study of medieval history.
His most famous work is "Monasticon Anglicanum". This is a fascinating account of the history of ancient abbeys, monasteries, hospitals, cathedrals and churches in England and Wales.
The hand made engravings in "Monasticon" are detailed and attractive. They have a timeless, peaceful feel. Perhaps you've visited some of these places or have family connections with them ?
Here are some of his engravings for you to choose from. They are original antiques, made in 1707.