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Stukeley, William 1687-1765

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Works: 258 works in 681 publications in 2 languages and 5,382 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Sermons  History 
Roles: Cartographer, Illustrator
Classifications: AC4, 330
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Palæographia sacra, or, Discourses on monuments of antiquity that relate to sacred history. a comment on an ode of Horace, shewing the Bacchus of the heathen to be the Jehovah of the Jews by William Stukeley ( )
15 editions published between 1736 and 2005 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stukeley's 'Stonehenge' : an unpublished manuscript, 1721-1724 by William Stukeley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophy of earthquakes, natural and religious Or An inquiry into their cause, and their purpose. By William Stukeley, M.D. rector of St. George's, Queen-Square: Fellow of the College of Physicians and Royal Society by William Stukeley ( Book )
20 editions published between 1706 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stonehenge a temple restor'd to the British druids. By William Stukeley, M.D. Rector of All Saints in Stamford by William Stukeley ( )
27 editions published between 1740 and 2007 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Also of note is Stukeley's discovery of vast linear features in the vicinity of Stonehenge. This of course anticipated Watkins' ley lines. He points out one case where these lines have Roman roads constructed over them, indicating that they could not be Roman in origin. He describes a huge oval track in the landscape, which he hypothesized was an ancient horse race course! Stukeley also proposed that the builders of Stonehenge used a standard measurement, anticipating the 'Megalithic yard' which was suggested in 1955 by Alexander Thom. Stukeley was adamant that Stonehenge was pre-Roman (a view held by some at the time). He believed that it was constructed about 460 B.C. (currently it is believed that it dates back as far as 3000 B.C.) He arrived at this date by assuming that the builders had a knowledge of the compass, and by extrapolating variations in magnetic north, which he incorrectly assumed occillated in a regular pattern (today we know that the magnetic North pole moves somewhat at random). However, this was one of the first attempts to associate the alignment of the monument with some natural phenomena, and to use it to date the structure
Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's life by William Stukeley ( Book )
6 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-three plates of the coins of the ancient British kings by William Stukeley ( )
6 editions published in 1765 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Palæographia sacra. Or discourses on sacred subjects. By William Stukeley, M.D. Rector of St. George, Queen-Square by William Stukeley ( )
13 editions published between 1763 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of a Roman temple and other antiquities, near Graham's Dike in Scotland by William Stukeley ( )
11 editions published between 1720 and 1721 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A letter from Dr. Stukeley to Mr. Macpherson on his publication of Fingal and Temora. With a print of Cathmor's shield by William Stukeley ( )
6 editions published in 1763 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stonehenge, a temple restor'd to the British druids ; Abury, a temple of the British druids by William Stukeley ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The family memoirs of the Rev. William Stukeley, M.D., and the antiquarian and other correspondence of William Stukeley, Roger & Samuel Gale, etc by William Stukeley ( Book )
11 editions published between 1882 and 1887 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Stuckeley, William 1687-1765
Stukley, William 1687-1765
William Stukeley
Languages
English (255)
German (1)
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