Stukeley, William, 1687-1765

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1687-11-07
Death 1765-03-03
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English antiquary.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stanford?, to Jo. Cawdron, 1737 Jun. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575891

From the description of Autograph manuscripts (2) of different versions of a hymn, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580437

William Stukeley (1687-1765), antiquary and natural philosopher, born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, friend of Sir Isaac Newton and a fellow of the Royal Society. In 1722 Stukeley was one of the founding members of a new antiquarian club, the Society of Roman Knights. He is credited with early discoveries about the Druid sites, Avebury and Stonehenge.

From the description of Patriarchal Christianity, or A chronological & historical enquiry into the origin and progress of true religion & idolatry : Stamford, 1731. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702183964

Epithet: Dr

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000571.0x0002d1

William Stukeley (1687-1765) was an antiquary who researched aspects of British antiquity, particularly Stonehenge and the religion of the Druids, and lavishly illustrated his publications on the subject.

From the description of Notes on Julius Caesar in Britain, [ca. 1725]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702172381

Epithet: Rector of St George the Martyr, Holborn; Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000571.0x0002d2

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Subjects:

  • Women--Conduct of life
  • Pen drawing
  • Archaeology
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Philosophy
  • English literature--18th century
  • Art, English--18th century
  • English poetry--17th century
  • Classical antiquities
  • Methodists
  • History, Ancient Early works to 1800
  • Druids and druidism
  • Drawing, English--18th century
  • Artists
  • Pleasure--Philosophy
  • English poetry--18th century
  • Watercolor painting
  • Quakers
  • Occasional verse, English
  • Happiness--Philosophy
  • Brush drawing
  • Antiquarians
  • Religious poetry, English
  • Views
  • Hymns
  • Engraving, English

Occupations:

  • Artists
  • Antiquarians--Great Britain
  • Antiquarians

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Lapland, Northern Europe (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Devennock, Herefordshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Griffinrath, Kildare (as recorded)
  • Japan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Old Sarum (Extinct city) (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Wiltshire (England) (as recorded)
  • Bonsall, Derbyshire (as recorded)
  • Wittenberg, Germany (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)