The Lives of Stonehenge: John Aubrey and William Stukeley

Rosemary Hill and Kate Bennett

In the second episode of her short series looking at why Stonehenge has occupied such an important place in the story of Britain, Rosemary Hill talks to Kate Bennett about the two antiquarians, John Aubrey and William Stukeley, who first treated the stone circle as a material object whose secrets could be revealed through careful measurement, observation and comparison, and so pioneered many of the practices of modern archaeology.

Image: Drawing by William Stukeley

Music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Anthony Wilks

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