Visitors' Historic Britain: Somerset

Romans to Victorians

Mick Davis

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.
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Contributor(s) :
David Lassman
Language:
English
Series :
Visitors' Historic Britain
Illustration :
30 black and white illustrations & maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526706164
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Overview
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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.

About The Author
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David Lassman was born in Bath. He began his writing career freelancing for newspapers and magazines, before studying screenwriting at Bournemouth University. He spent three and a half years on a Greek island writing his first novel, and moved to Frome in 2011. He is the author of 'Frome in the Great War' and co-creator of 'The Regency Detective' series. He is also co-author (with Mick Davis) of 'The Awful Killing of Sarah Watts' published by Pen & Sword in 2018.

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