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From the Best Selling Authors of Giants On Record
The Giants of Stonehenge and Ancient Britain
Hugh Newman and Jim Vieira




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Did giants really exist in the British Isles? Do the legends of them building Stonehenge hold any reality? Why do the establishment deny they ever existed?

Hugh Newman and Jim Vieira, best selling authors of Giants On Record: America’s Hidden History, Secrets in the Mounds and the Smithsonian Files (2015), and stars of History Channel’s Search for the Lost Giants, investigate these claims and take a deep dive into obscure newspaper accounts, antiquarian diaries, archaeological reports, local history records, newly-translated ancient texts, academic papers, new scientific reports and written evidence from hundreds of sources going back over a 4000-year period to uncover the truth. Over 250 accounts of the remains of giant human skeletons ranging from 7ft to 21ft have been found in the archaeological and historical record, often measured and commented on by famous scientists, scholars and writers at the time.

A wealth of folklore from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland talk about sophisticated cultures of giants with supernatural powers and advanced technology who had control over thunder and lightning, as witnessed when their tombs were disturbed by later generations. They were often high kings and queens who were master geomancers, surveyors, architects and astronomers who ruled from their mountain-top fortresses. Whilst others were cannibals with violent tendencies who enjoyed throwing gigantic rocks across the landscape.

The authors take a close look at these age-old stories and the remarkable skeletal discoveries to reveal for the first time an important lost chapter of British history.

Published in October 2021 by Avalon Rising Publications, Glastonbury, UK.

In this unique Top Ten, we look at some examples of giant skeletons that were unearthed across ancient Britain. Our countdown begins on an enigmatic mountain, said to be the domain of a giant king.

10: Cadair Idris, Wales, 7ft
Two seven feet tall skeletons in a burial with hazel dowsing rods were unearthed at the base of Cadair Idris in Wales in 1685 by peat-diggers. The mountain is the mythical home of ‘Idris Gawr’ (the Giant Idris), who was one of the three ‘Holy Astronomers of Britain’ and was also a renowned king who ruled in the 6th century.

9. St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, 8ft
An eight-foot skeleton was discovered in the early 1800s on St Michael’s Mount inside a narrow dungeon cut in the solid rock which is now the crypt below the chapel. Ancient myths talk of Cormoran the Giant who was killed by Jack-the-Giant-Killer.

8. Lundy Island, Devon, 8ft 7in
In 1856 two skeletons were discovered on the south part of the island, one was 8ft 5in, and the other was 8ft 7in. They were buried in stone-lined graves with several other average sized skeletons. In old legends, rock-wielding giants who were masters of sorcery were said to be buried there, who: “...were driven there from bases in Cornwall and that they angrily hurled rocks back to the mainland.”

7. Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, 9ft
In the year 1191, the monks of Glastonbury Abbey announced a major discovery claiming the skeleton of King Arthur had been found. Witnesses claimed it was nine feet tall, and next to it was a female skeleton with a plait of blond hair, said to be Guinevere. A lead cross with latin inscriptions said it was the tomb of King Arthur. Nearby, in a prehistoric ‘lake-village’ 7ft long longbows made of Yew were discovered.

6. Maeshowe, Orkney, 10ft
Maeshowe is a major megalithic tomb on mainland Orkney, Scotland, dating to 2800 BC. In 1861 it was reported that a ten-foot-tall skeleton and two mummies were found inside. Another account from 1529 reveals that a 14-foot skeleton was also unearthed in the area (although this could be the same find).

5. Glenelg Broch, Scotland, 11ft
At the 2000-year-old Dun Telve Broch in Glenelg, Scotland, two remarkable skeletons were discovered, one approximately 8 1/2 feet and the other almost 11 feet tall. This is one of many stone towers found in Scotland, and the local area was known as the ‘Field of the Big Men.’

4. Duchuil, Co.Mayo, Ireland, 12ft 6in
The famous Saint Patrick may have been the first ever archaeologist, and whilst digging up ancient graves, he discovered an over twelve-foot-long skeleton of an ancient warrior in a long barrow in Ireland. Also in the tomb was a huge axe and gigantic sword, but St Patrick dispersed the bones and ancient weaponry after trying to save the soul of the Pagan giant and apparently sent him to heaven!

3. St Bee’s, Cumbria, 13ft 6in
In the early 1800s, Hugh Hodson dug up a nearly fourteen-foot-tall giant in corn fields in St Bee’s, Cumbria. The skeleton still had full armour, a huge sword and an axe measuring over “two yards long.” The finds were distributed between the local villagers.

2. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, 14ft 10in
In the early 1500s, Sir Thomas Elyot, author, diplomat and scholar, reported on a 14ft 10in skeleton found a few miles south of Stonehenge. Also in the huge oak coffin was an ancient book with mysterious inscriptions on it. In 1719, a 9ft 4in skeleton was found in a mound nearby. The earliest recorded name of Stonehenge is ‘The Giant’s Dance,’ and in legend the stone circle was said to have been built by a tribe called the ‘Cangick Giants.'

1. Cor Giant, Northumberland, 21ft
In 1660, the remains of a stunning skeleton was unearthed at Corbridge, near a section of Hadrian’s Wall. It was said to measure 21 feet long, and in the early 1800s another skull was found nearby of “immense size.” The rib of the giant ended up in Keswick Museum in Cumbria where other colossal skulls and bones were kept
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Hugh Newman is an explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites (2008), Stone Circles (2017) and co-author of Giants on Record (2015) and contributed to Megalith: Studies In Stone (2018), Sensing the Earth (2020) and Geomancy (2021). He has been a regular guest on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and featured in Search for the Lost Giants. As well as organising the Megalithomania conferences and tours, he has spoken at events in the UK, Malta, France, Peru, Egypt and North America. He lives very close to Stonehenge.

Jim Vieira is a stonemason, author, explorer and host of the History Channel shows Search for the Lost Giants (2014) Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony (2015) and Return to Roanoke: Search the Seven (2016). He is also co-author of Giants on Record with Hugh Newman. Jim has investigated worldwide ancient stone sites, studied global indigenous oral traditions, religious documents, the readings of the great mystics and the literature of secret societies to form an alternative theory regarding the origins of civilization. A theory almost in perfect alignment with the readings of the famed sleeping prophet, Edgar Cayce.

Launch events will take place in November:

Saturday 6th November 12pm-8pm - The Origins Conference (Online)
Authors Hugh Newman and Jim Vieira will be speaking at the conference and launching the book.
www.originsconference.co.uk

Friday 12th November - 2pm-4pm at Stonehenge, behind the Heel Stone on the free-access path
Authors Hugh Newman and Jim Vieira will be available to take questions from the press with photograph opportunities, also with a giant skull in hand!

Saturday 13th November - 12pm-5pm, Avebury Henge Shop
Authors Hugh Newman and Jim Vieira will be signing books and giving a free lecture at 3pm
Press photocall at 1pm and media interviews in the stones.

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