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London Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir

London Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) by Zeb I was struck by how the protective iron work in front of the London Stone made it look like Cernunos, the horned God.

Between the two 'horns' you can see a gash in the stone. Is this where Jack Cade struck the stone to declare himself Lord Mayor of London during his rebellion against HenryVI in 1450? Who knows? I'm seeing Henry VI part 2 in Stratford later in the year and like the idea of seeing a prehistoric stone in a Shakespeare play (if it is indeed prehistoric). Some say there was a stone circle on Ludgate Hill, which is just up the road with St Pauls sitting on top of it, and that this stone may be from that. Will we ever know?

As seen on 3 June 2006 CE
Image Credit: Philip Brecht
Posted by Zeb
4th June 2006ce
Edited 4th June 2006ce
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