Bryan Faussett: Antiquary Extraordinary 2015


Bryan Faussett: Antiquary Extraordinary 2015 - Wright, David
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A biography of Bryan Faussett, F.S.A., (1720-1776), pioneering Kent genealogist, archaeologist and antiquary who, at his death, had amassed the world's greatest collection of Anglo-Saxon jewellery and antiquities. The material was famously rejected by the British Museum, saved for the nation by a Liverpudlian philanthropist, and now resides in the Liverpool World Museum. This episode led directly to the British Museum's setting up departments devoted to British Antiquities. This volume is the first to focus on Faussett, ...

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