Stukeley Illustrated

Stukeley Illustrated


Neil Mortimer



William Stukeley was the first person to chronicle the greatest prehistoric stone circles in the world, Stonehenge and Avebury. He also travelled widely throughout England recording the greatest archaeological sites. For the first time here are brought together over 100 of the best engravings from his most brilliant books. This collection shows how this meticulous and inspired researcher changed the way we look at ancient sites. Stukeley’s work laid the foundation for the modern study of prehistoric monuments, influenced the Druidic Revival and inspired William Blake. One of the 18th century’s most remarkable characters, he was a friend and colleague to some of the most gifted people of his time, including Sir Isaac Newton.