Pioneers of English Archaeology
Paperback 128pp Illustrated
9781781553534   Product Code: 22803
Barry M Marsden presents short, illustrated profiles of 40 individuals who helped shape the study of prehistoric England. Arranged alphabetically, from John Yonge Akerman to George Backhouse Witts, these 18th- and 19th- century 'pathfinders' are a wildly varied group, including 'army officers, reverends, country squires and gentry, bankrupts, suicides, a probable illegitimate royal, a high churchman, a tradesman and a farmer, plus a scion of the nobility and a superintendent of a lunatic asylum'.