The Religion of William Stukeley

@article{Hutton2005TheRO,
  title={The Religion of William Stukeley},
  author={Ronald Hutton},
  journal={The Antiquaries Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={85},
  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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