Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

Visitors' Historic Britain: Somerset (Paperback)

Stop Age to WWII

Local History British History P&S History Social History

By Mick Davis, David Lassman
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Pages: 162
Illustrations: 30
ISBN: 9781526706164
Published: 18th March 2020

in_stock

£10.39 was £12.99

You save £2.60 (20%)


You'll be £10.39 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Visitors' Historic Britain: Somerset. What's this?
+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 47 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates



Every inch of legendary Somerset is steeped in history, from the towns of Dunster and Taunton in the west, to those of Shepton Mallet and Frome in the east; while also contained within its county boundaries are the cities of Bath and Wells and the mystical and magical Isle of Avalon: Glastonbury.

The county, located in southwest England and part of the Ancient Kingdom of Wessex, has played a significant role in many of the nation’s most formative events. These include the Roman occupation, Alfred the Great’s rise to power, the English Civil War and the Monmouth Rebellion.

And all this epoch-making activity has been played out against a landscape of dramatic and breath-taking beauty, from vast tracts of land such as Exmoor, hill ranges such as Mendip and Blackdown and an abundance of incredible rivers, lakes and streams; many situated within the famous Somerset Levels.

Wordsworth, Coleridge and Austen, among many others, have immortalised the county in literature, while everyone from the Celts, Cavaliers and Saxons, to the Roundheads, Romans and rebels have fought over its sought-after resources.

The authors, both living in Somerset, guide you on a fascinating and illuminating trip into the past of this most historical and legendary of counties, which boasts among its attractions the last battle fought upon English soil, the scene of the Bloody Assizes and the final resting place of King Arthur.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

About Mick Davis

MICK DAVIS was brought up in Plymouth and Uxbridge before finding gainful employment with one of London’s top criminal defence lawyers. He and wife Lorraine first began to restore old buildings in the Frome area in the late 1980s before moving down permanently in 2006. Mick now divides his time between dabbling in property, volunteering at Frome Museum and researching and writing full time. He is co-author of The Historic Inns of Frome published by Akeman Press in 2015.


 David Lassman

About David Lassman

David Lassman is a local historian and author who has run courses for Frome Community Education on the town’s fascinating history and has written for newspapers and magazines on various aspects of its illustrious past. He is a member of the Frome Society for Local Study and a founding trustee of Frome Writers’ Collective. He lives in Frome with his wife and son.

More titles by Mick Davis

More titles by David Lassman

Other titles in Pen & Sword History...