stonehenge, England

stonehenge, England 85 items in store

View all 85 items...

Sarum: The Novel of England

by Ballantine Books
List price: $20.00 Price: $8.92 Buy Now

Product description

A masterpiece of breathtaking scope—a brilliantly conceived epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history
This rich tapestry weaves a compelling saga of five families—the Wilsons, the Masons, the family of Porteus, the Shockleys, and the Godfreys—who reflect the changing character of Britain. As their fates and fortunes intertwine over the course of the centuries, their greater destinies offer a fascinating glimpse into the future. An absorbing historical chronicle, Sarum is a keen tale of struggle and adventure, a profound human drama, and a magnificent work of sheer storytelling.
Praise for Sarum
“Bursts with action, encyclopedic in historic detail . . . supremely well crafted and a delight to read.”Chicago Tribune
“A fascinating journey . . . a clear yet sparkling window upon history with a superb narrative, so perfectly balanced between history and fiction that it clears away the mists of time from antiquity, giving the reader the impression that events over a span of ten centuries occurred only yesterday.”Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Strong . . . appealing . . . I haven’t read so satisfactory a saga in years . . . in fact, perhaps not ever before. . . . It gives you not only history but comfort.”Chicago Sun-Times
“[Edward] Rutherfurd holds us all consistently intrigued. In Sarum he has created a splendid novel that will bring many hours of diversified reading pleasure.”The Plain Dealer
“A richly imagined vision of history, written with genuine delight.”San Francisco Chronicle
“Rutherfurd is at his best. . . . His storytelling skills are substantial. . . . One of the best books of the season.”Kansas City Star
“Absorbing . . . a superior historical novel . . . This blockbuster saga should appeal to discriminating readers, since Rutherfurd has an excellent grasp of his subject and a compelling story to tell.”Publishers Weekly

Stonehenge Complete (Fourth Edition)

by Thames & Hudson
List price: $24.95 Price: $19.36 Buy Now

  • Thames Hudson

Product description

“All you ever wanted to know about Stonehenge is catalogued in this humorously written,beautifully illustrated book.” ―The Economist

For the fourth edition of this classic account, Christopher Chippindale has revised and expanded the story to include the most up-to-date theories and discoveries.

People have puzzled over Stonehenge for centuries, speculating and dreaming about it, drawing and painting it, trying to make sense of it. Here is the story of the one real Stonehenge, as well as the many unreal Stonehenges that archaeologists, tourists, mystics, astronomers, artists, poets, and visionaries have made out of it.

New studies in the last decade have revolutionized our knowledge of the complex sequence of structures that make its celebrated profile, in particular indicating that the monument is decidedly older than was once thought. Moreover, as Chippindale shows, we know now that the main alignment at Stonehenge was not in fact on midsummer sunrise but rather on midwinter sunset.

286 illustrations, 13 in color

News Feed

BBC News

Asbestos found in Stonehenge topsoil 'posed no risk to public' 08/03/15, via BBC News

Asbestos found in topsoil at Stonehenge posed no risk to the public, English Heritage has said. The Sunday People newspaper claimed the substance was accidentally dumped at the site by contractors returning a section of the A344 back to grassland.

Daily Mail

The world's strangest tourist attractions revealed 08/08/15, via Daily Mail

No road trip is complete without a stop at a unique attraction on the side of the road. And depending on where you are in the world, popular tourist spots can range from wonderfully wacky to downright bone-chilling. From Seattle's 'germy' chewing gum

Stonehenge prehistoric monument

com/playlist. list=PL42389B6659B65580 for mor great historic England,Wales and Scotland.


A concise history of England from Stonehenge to the atomic age

A concise history of England from Stonehenge to the atomic age


240 pages

Sites on a related topic

Home Away from Home! Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

I departed Inverness and set out by bus to the small town of Ullapool, where I boarded the ferry for the 2. 5 hour journey to Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The scenery was stunning the entire way, and I saw numerous dolphins on the ferry journey. I stayed at Heb Hostel, one of the nicest hostels I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in. The thing that struck me most, beyond even the cozy atmosphere, great location, and perfect cleanliness, was how friendly everyone was, both staff and... My first full day here I befriended a guy from Northern Ireland, and we wound up bussing out to the Callanish stones together. Callanish is a circle of standing stones pre-dating even Stonehenge. It was extremely windy and thus very cold, but it made for a very atmospheric day. You would never know from the photos, but there were loads of other people there with us– they all conveniently walked behind stones at the same time, giving the illusion that I had the place to myself. (Fun fact for bibliophiles–the Callanish stones are pictured on the cover of the first UK edition of ‘Outlander’, called ‘Cross Stitch’ over here. From Callanish we hitch-hiked up to the Garenin Blackhouse village, a wee crofting village that shows what life was like in the Isles until quite recently. The second house on the right in the picture is an actual hostel you can stay in (though I never did). I also met a man whose grandfather was born in the village, back when it was still a populated working community. I learned a lot about the weaving of tweed, cutting of peat, and other aspects of typical Scottish islands life. The scenery here is very barren and desolate, with not a tree to be seen, but lots of hills and rocks and moor and wee lochs, and lots of sheep, including all over the roads. The bus stopped every now and then, not to pick up passengers, but to offload boxes of beer to waiting citizens. That night a bunch of us from the hostel decided to head out together to attend a fund raising Ceilidh in support of victims of the earthquake in Nepal. It was myself, two hostel employees, my Northern Irish friend, 2 Scottish girls, and two hilarious older gents from England. A ceilidh (pronounced Kaylee) is a traditional Scottish party involving lots of song, dance and general merriment. We arrived at the hotel where it was being held in a boisterous mood, having enjoyed fish n chips and beer back at the hostel, and were surprised to find tables of elderly folk sitting sedately as if at a wedding reception. But then the music started and the dancing began and all was well. The Scottish girls dragged me out to dance (not that I needed dragging. ) and I learned a couple traditional Scottish dances and had a great time. After a couple hours we headed off to the pub for beer and more music. There was a sensational trio of teenagers on guitar, fiddle, and accordion who had the entire bar up dancing and cheering, so that was excellent fun. I met some amazing people and had a great night.

Source: becktrekking

Bing news feed

America's 'germiest' wall, a Stonehenge replica made completely of foam and England's only gnome reserve: The world's strangest tourist attractions revealed - 08/08/15, via Daily Mail

No road trip is complete without a stop at a unique attraction on the side of the road. And depending on where you are in the world, popular tourist spots can range from wonderfully wacky to downright bone-chilling. From Seattle's 'germy' chewing gum wall ...

5 most incredible discoveries of the week - 08/08/15, via USA Today

Visitors take photographs of the world heritage site of Stonehenge, England, (Photo: Alastair Grant, AP) (NEWSER) – Intriguing archaeological finds highlight the week's list of discoveries: Ancient Mystery Monolith Found Off Sicily's Coast ...

SUMMER IN CAMBRIDGE - 08/08/15, via Andalusia Star News

We also took a day trip to Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most spectacular in England, and Dover ... The next day, I toured Windsor Castle, Salisbury, and Stonehenge. 5,000 years old, Stonehenge was one of the most awe-inspiring places I have ever ...


  1. Stonehenge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most ...
  2. - Your guide to Stonehenge, the World's ... Your guide to Stonehenge, other ancient sites and stone circles in Britain, with practical information to make your visit easier
  3. Stonehenge | English Heritage The Stonehenge Environmental Improvements Programme is supported by donors including The ... Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic ...
Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge, England
Photo by Anna & Michal on Flickr
Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. Archaeologists believe that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC, however this was not the first stone structure on the site (see phase 3:1 below). The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury henge monument, and it is also a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge itself is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust. New archaeological evidence found by the...
Photo by Anna & Michal on Flickr
Stonehenge, England (2014)
Stonehenge, England (2014)
Photo by Alberto Carrasco-Casado on Flickr
Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge, England
File:Stonehenge - England.JPG
File:Stonehenge - England.JPG
Descripción Stonehenge, Salisbury.JPG
Descripción Stonehenge, Salisbury.JPG
  • Twitter
  • CityGuideWiki America's 'germiest' wall, a Stonehenge replica made completely of foam and England's only…
  • sues1961 The world's strangest tourist attractions, revealed via @MailOnline
  • Alienstoat Hello all - here are a couple of new paintings - Stonehenge, England and the Callanish stones in Scotland, both...
  • Recipes
  • CLAM CHOWDER (New England Style) Ingredients:bacon, bay leaves, celery, parsley, black pepper, thyme, garlic, heavy cream, potato, salt, green onion, butter, butter, yellow onions
  • New England Bean Dip Ingredients:black pepper, kidney bean, garlic powder, mayonnaise, mustard powder, onions, salt, sweet pickle relish, horseradish, worcestershire sauce
  • New England Potato Soup Ingredients:ham, butter, celery, rosemary, thyme, flour, milk, onions, peas, black pepper, potato, salt, sugar
  • New England Clam Chowder Ingredients:butter, cheddar cheese, milk, chicken broth

Related Searches:

  • Stonehenge Official Site ,
  • Stonehenge England Map ,
  • What was Stonehenge Used for ,
  • Stonehenge England Facts ,
  • Stonehenge Map