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British Isles

British Isles  

The topography of the British Isles is varied but never extreme. The mountain ranges, although they may be vital ingredients in fine landscape, rise to no very dramatic peaks—Ben Nevis ...
henge

henge  

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[MC]A distinctive class of late Neolithic ceremonial enclosure found throughout the British Isles, dating mainly to the middle and later 3rd millennium bc, perhaps with origins among the formative ...
stone circle

stone circle  

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[MC]A setting of upright stone pillars forming a ring whose exact ground plan many vary between being almost exactly circular through to elliptical or egg‐shaped. Upon excavation such circles are ...
Stonehenge

Stonehenge  

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A megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. Completed in several constructional phases from c.2950 bc, it is composed of a circle of sarsen stones surrounded by a bank and ditch and ...
Wessex

Wessex  

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The kingdom of the West Saxons, established in Hampshire in the early 6th century and gradually extended by conquest to include much of southern England. Under Alfred the Great and his successors it ...
William Stukeley

William Stukeley  

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(1687–1765).British antiquary, traveller and co‐founder of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Born in Holbeach and brought up in the fenlands of Lincolnshire in eastern England, Stukeley learned ...

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