Joseph Strutt, an English antiquary, born in Springfield, Essex, Oct. 27, 1742, died in London, Oct. 16, 1802. He studied painting and engraving, afterward engaged in antiquarian researches in the British museum, and published "The Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England, containing the most authentic Representations of the English Mon-archs from Edward the Confessor to Henry VIII." (4to, 1773; new ed. by J. R, Planche, 1842); " Horda-Angel-Cynnan, or a Complete View of the Manners, Customs, Arms, Habits, etc, of the Inhabitants of England from the arrival of the Saxons till the Reign of Henry VIII." (3 vols. 4to, 1774-'6); "The Chronicle of England" (2 vols. 4to, 1777-'8), intended to comprise 6 vols., but terminated with the Norman conquest; " Biographical Dictionary of Engravers" (2 vols. 4to, 1785-'6); "Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England, from the Establishment of the Saxons in Britain to the present Time" (2 vols., 1796-'9; new ed., 1875); and "The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England" (4to, 1801), well known by Hone's edition (8vo, 1830; latest ed., illustrated, 1875). He left a fragment of a romance entitled " Queen Hoo Hall," edited by Sir Walter Scott (1808), and other writings published posthumously.
Strutt engraved a series of plates illustrating the " Pilgrim's Progress".