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Local History

Our popular local history articles are valuable resources for those wanting to learn more about the history of Somerset. We cover significant events, notable individuals, and cultural traditions. We give insight into unique characteristics of our towns and villages, as community, as well as the social, political, and economic forces that have shaped its development over time.

Somerset’s history in England is rich and varied. The area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and evidence of settlements and burial mounds from the Bronze and Iron Ages can still be seen today. During the Roman era, Somerset was an important center for trade and agriculture, and several major roads and villas were constructed in the area. In the Middle Ages, Somerset was a major producer of wool and became known for its large and prosperous monasteries. The county was also the site of several key battles during the English Civil War, including the Battle of Langport. In the 19th century, Somerset played a significant role in the Industrial Revolution, with the construction of several canals and the growth of the coal and iron industries. Today, Somerset is a thriving county with a rich cultural heritage and a strong sense of community.

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