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Stonehenge


Stonehenge and Jerusalem

The first modern Druid ceremony was held at Primrose Hill in north London. William Blake, who claimed to be a Druid himself, believed that the English Jerusalem may have been located here, and that Stonehenge was one of the Druids’ temples.

Bronze Age

In 1992 archaeologists working on a new road between Dover and Folkestone discovered the remains of a large wooden prehistoric boat. It is around 3,550 years old, dating from the Bronze Age. Bronze Age sites are very rare but include Stonehenge.

Druids

The first modern Druid ceremony was held at Primrose Hill in north London. William Blake, who claimed to be a Druid himself, believed that the English Jerusalem may have been located here, and that Stonehenge was one of the Druids’ temples.

Satanic Mills

There are many theories about what Blake’s words to ‘Jerusalem’ mean; one theory claims that the ‘satanic mills’ are an obscure (very obscure) reference to Stonehenge. Honestly.

Battle of the Beanfield

In 1985 Wiltshire Police prevented a convoy of several hundred new age travellers from setting up the 14th Stonehenge Free Festival. This became known as The Battle of the Beanfield.

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