About the Book
Stonehenge dates its Bronze Age phase to 2000 B.C. (but with a history stretching back yet another thousand years to Neolithic times). It attracts more than a million tourists a year, but is more than an array of great standing stones. Stonehenge was indeed its own city, the metropolitan center of a powerful kingdom heretofore unsuspected.
That city is reconstructed by the author from the archaeological evidence—royal palace, banquet hall and tomb, among other buildings. Here (apart from Homer) begins European literature, derived from oral traditions. The entire book is richly illustrated.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 109 photos (17 in color), appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
Table of Figures xi
Table of Plates xvii
1. The Polymathic Dr. Charleton 7
2. The Monument 21
3. The Builders 63
4. The Reconstruction 89
Epilogue: Looking Back from the Iron Age 117
Appendix 1: “To my Honour’d Friend, Dr. Charleton,” by John Dryden (1663) 121
Appendix 2: Excerpts from Stone-heng by Walter Charleton (1663) 125
Appendix 3: A Novelization of Charleton’s Theory, by Leon Stover 155
Appendix 4: Excerpt from Stonehenge by William Stukeley (1740) 163
Book Reviews & Awards
“abundantly illustrated…interesting”—Alexiad; “truly a superb and important book…really enjoyable read…important and fascinating”—Chocolate Box.