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The Rollright Stones: Mind, Myre and Magic
The Rollright Stones are some of Britain’s most remarkable and mysterious ancient monuments. They consist of three separate sites - a looming funerary monument built to contain dismembered corpses, a venerated stone circle, and a single monolith with an innominate purpose. Alice Loxton traces six thousand years of human history, unveiling villagers who were transfixed by superstition and legend, the struggles of antiquarians who accredited the stones to the Druids, and 18th century visitors who were electrified by the thrills of Gothic horror.