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Stukeley, William 1687-1765

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Works: 279 works in 677 publications in 1 language and 6,043 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Sermons  History 
Roles: Cartographer, Illustrator
Classifications: AC4, 330
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Stukeley's 'Stonehenge' : an unpublished manuscript, 1721-1724 by William Stukeley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 227 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 ( )
28 editions published between 1740 and 2007 in English and held by 221 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
Palæographia sacra. Or discourses on sacred subjects. By William Stukeley, M.D. Rector of St. George, Queen-Square by William Stukeley ( )
12 editions published between 1763 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 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 148 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 ( )
9 editions published in 1763 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's life by William Stukeley ( Book )
7 editions published in 1936 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of a Roman temple and other antiquities, near Graham's Dike in Scotland by William Stukeley ( )
10 editions published between 1720 and 1721 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Stuckeley, William 1687-1765
Stukley, William 1687-1765
William Stukeley
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English (261)
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