Monday, 21 September 2015

The Man Who Bought Stonehenge - And Then Gave It Away

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Today Stonehenge is England's most important monument, but 100 years ago it was up for sale. The man who bought it helped seal its fate. Standing on Salisbury Plain, its stones visible from afar, Stonehenge has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1986 and attracts a million visitors a year.

So it's strange to think that England's most significant monument was once bought by a barrister as a present to his wife. On September 21, 1915 Sir Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb paid £6,600 for the monument at an auction.

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