• Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth.... Architecture aims at Eternity.

    Sir Christopher Wren (1942). “The City Churches, Vestry Minutes and Churchwardens' Accounts: St Mary's, Ingestre, Staffordshire; All Saints' and Sessions House, Northampton; the Royal Hospital, Chelsea; the Church and Almshouses, Farley, Wiltshire; the Sheldonian Theatre and Tom Tower, Oxford; the Market House, Abingdon, Berkshire; the Bridge, St. John's College, Cambridge; the New School, Eton; Kensington Palace; the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; Morden and Bromley Colleges; and the Five Tracts on Architecture by Sir Chr. Wren. Drawings, Engravings and Photographs ...”