Category Archives: Jersey History

Discover Jersey’s history and the stories that have created our island, from French origins to our modern continental British society.

Jersey History: Menhirs and Dolmens

Archaeological maps of Jersey show an impressive number of the mysterious remains of prehistory: menhirs (upright stones) and dolmens (burial chambers) clearly demonstrate that although the Islanders of Jersey were, at first, baptised Catholics and, later on, strict followers of … Continue reading

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Scraps of Jersey history:

Jerseymen versus Guernseymen or Les Crapauds et Les Anes Now that we know where the true Jerseyman comes from, let’s have a look at his relationship with the inhabitants of Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands. It seems … Continue reading

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Scraps of Jersey history

The true Jerseyman and formation of today’s society Once upon a time Jersey wasn’t an island; it was part of Europe and was either surrounded or completely covered by the great Forest of Scissy, the remains of which can still be … Continue reading

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