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Stukeley, William 1687-1765

Overview
Works: 471 works in 1,033 publications in 2 languages and 7,521 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal correspondence  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Cartographer, Honoree, Illustrator
Classifications: DA93.S85, 936.2319
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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( )

22 editions published between 1736 and 2005 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stukeley's 'Stonehenge' : an unpublished manuscript, 1721-1724 by William Stukeley( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Stukeley (1667-1765), one of the first to conduct fieldwork at Stonehenge and to recognize its historic importance, meticulously recorded his findings in a manuscript that has remained unpublished for hundreds of years. That manuscript is transcribed here, accompanied by detailed annotations that confirm the value of Stukeley's archaeological research and set it apart from his later unsustainable theories and obsessions with Druids, which appeared in Stonehenge, the book he published in 1740." "Trained as a medical doctor, Stukeley's interests were antiquarian and archaeological, with a particular enthusiasm for evidence of early sacred ritual. His Stonehenge field notes include careful measurements, drawings, and plans as well as original analyses and remarkable discoveries, among them the enigmatic cursus which no one before him had seen. Stukeley's manuscript provides a review of what could be said of the stone circle and its landscape in the early eighteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Stonehenge : a temple restor'd to the British druids. by William Stukeley( )

31 editions published between 1740 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 234 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
An account of a Roman temple, and other antiquities near Graham's Dike in Scotland by William Stukeley( )

18 editions published between 1720 and 2018 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The healing of diseases, a character of the Messiah : Being the anniversary sermon preached before the Royal College of Physicians, London; on September 20, 1750 by William Stukeley( )

18 editions published between 1750 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a large silver plate by William Stukeley( )

13 editions published between 1736 and 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter from Dr. Stukeley to Mr. Macpherson by William Stukeley( )

13 editions published between 1763 and 2018 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Richard of Cirencester : monk of Westminster, and of his works: with his antient map of Roman Brittain; ... read at the Antiquarian Society, March 18, 1756. By William Stukeley by William Stukeley( )

15 editions published between 1757 and 2005 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palaeographia Britannica : or, discourses on antiquities in Britain ... by William Stukeley( )

15 editions published between 1743 and 2018 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of earthquakes, natural and religious. Part III : By William Stukeley by William Stukeley( )

6 editions published between 1756 and 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palæographia Britannica: or, discourses on antiquities in Britain. : Number I. Origines Roystonianæ, or, an account of the oratory of Lady Roisia ... By William Stukeley by William Stukeley( )

15 editions published in 1743 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's life by William Stukeley( Book )

10 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of earthquakes, natural and religious, or, An inquiry into their cause and their purpose by William Stukeley( Book )

24 editions published between 1706 and 1973 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three plates of the coins of the ancient British kings by William Stukeley( )

11 editions published between 1765 and 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the spleen, its description and history, uses and diseases, particularly the vapors, with their remedy ... To which is added Some anatomical observations in the dissection of an elephant by William Stukeley( )

18 editions published between 1723 and 1724 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medallic history of Marcvs Avrelivs Valerivs Caravsivs, Emperor in Brittain : ... By William Stukeley by William Stukeley( )

12 editions published between 1757 and 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Stukeley's 'Stonehenge' : an unpublished manuscript, 1721-1724
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Stukeley illustrated : William Stukeley's rediscovery of Britain's ancient sites
Alternative Names
A. William Stukeley

Rev. William Stukeley

Stuckeley, William 1687-1765

Stukley, William 1687-1765

Vilijam Stukli

William Stukeley

William Stukeley antiquaire anglais

William Stukeley antiquario inglese

William Stukeley Brits antropoloog (1687-1765)

William Stukeley engelsk antikvarie

William Stukeley englischer Antiquar

Вилијам Стукли

Стьюкли, Уильям

ויליאם סטאקלי

ويليام ستوكلي

ویلیام استاکلی

ウィリアム・ストゥークリ

Languages
English (352)

Italian (1)