The Lives of Stonehenge: Wordsworth and Blake

Seamus Perry and Rosemary Hill

For the third episode in her short series on Stonehenge, Rosemary Hill is joined by Seamus Perry to experience the stone circle through the mind and eyes of a Romantic, with the likes of Wordsworth, Blake, Turner and Constable. For these poets and artists, Salisbury Plain took on a gloomy and richly psychological presence, lit with intense personal and political drama, and animated with revolutionary thoughts.

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Image: from Constable's Stonehenge (1835)

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