The Religion of William Stukeley

  title={The Religion of William Stukeley},
  author={Ronald Hutton},
  journal={The Antiquaries Journal},
  pages={381 - 394}
  • R. Hutton
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • History
  • The Antiquaries Journal
During recent years a new consensus of opinion seems to have grown up concerning the career of the eighteenth-century antiquary William Stukeley: that his ideas underwent no significant alteration in the course of his adult life, and that Stuart Piggott's famous characterization of Stukeley — that he changed from an objective field archaeologist into a religious crank — was completely wrong. While there is much to commend this revisionist approach, it also presents certain difficulties. It… 
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  • 1991
December on a self-portrait intended as the 14. WANHSL, Commonplace Book, p 19. frontispiece to one volume, but the making of the picture may have preceded the inception of the work: Ucko et al
  • 1991
For an equally confident interpretation of Avebury in terms of Neoplatonist emanations, see Bodleian, Eng Misc c
  • 1991
Lukis 1882, 228. this work, which survives in three different 7. Haycock 2002, 192. manuscripts; my quotation is from Bodleian, 8. Lukis 1882, 77, 106. Eng Misc c
  • 1991
John Wood's system of architecture
  • 1989
Stukeley 1740, preface. 73. Lukis 1882, 54; Lukis 1883, 55. BIBLIOGRAPHY Abbreviations Bodleian Bodleian Library, Oxford Cardiff PL Cardiff Public Library FH Freemasons' Hall
  • Lukis 1882, 294. Stukeley's letter to Gale outlining his ideas is in Lukis 1882, 463, and the treatise itself survives as WTC, 4724. 71. Piggott
  • 1985