visitors' historic Britain Somerset

Visitors’ Historic Britain Somerset written by Mick Davis & David Lassman and published by Pen and Sword £12.99 – Softcover – Pages 162.

These little books are like little Lonely Planet books for historians or those interested in history. Taking a look at individual counties in the UK this particular book looks at the county of Somerset from the Stone Age to WWII. This is exactly what the book does, the author travels you round the county and we stop at each historical site of interest, these are very good indeed and cover a wide range of site and subject. At each place of interest you’re given all the vital information needed as a visitor such as opening hours, directions, facilities and costs. It really is good and hopefully helpful.

I enjoyed this little book very much so that next year my wife and I are planning to visit a few of the places, stopping off for a couple of nights at a hotel and covering sites in that area we are interested in. As neither of us have been to Somerset before we thought it looked good enough for a visit, so that’s what we’re going to do. We don’t mind what historical period it covers, we’ll more than enjoy it. As for the book it is very good, all the information is clear and laid out well, there is a bit of history with each place, but not a huge amount but then I suppose they want you to visit and find that out, but a very good book overall. 4 out of 5 stars from me.

By Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.