Professor Ronald Hutton

Leading authority on history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs

Professor Ronald Hutton is a leading authority on history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs.

His research into pre-historic and medieval monuments, including for example Stonehenge and paganism has profoundly influenced heritage organisations. Ronald is a member of the Board of Trustees for English Heritage and chairs the panel which awards commemorative Blue Plaques.

“Professor Hutton has brought a unique authority to the Commission’s understanding of its role as guardian, in particular, of our pre-historic and mediaeval monuments, and their role in shaping and reflecting belief, power and society. He brings an extraordinary scholarship to our discussions – not least of Stonehenge, which is now finally being integrated into the archaeology of the landscape.” Baroness Andrews OBE, Chair of English Heritage

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I have always had a love of the material remains of the past and a keen sense of the need to keep the people of England aware of and responsible for them.

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