The 'Prayer-Book' or 'Western' rebellion, was one of the most important attempts in England to oppose the Protestant Reformation during the reign o
To medieval parishioners, heaven and hell were not abstract ideas but reality, reinforced by the wall paintings which adorned most parish churches.
Most Exmoor place names are of Old English origin and represent features of the landscape.
In the period 1532 to 1552 a total of 3,139 apprentices were registered, of whom 766 came from within Bristol, and 456 from Wales.
By 1766 Bishop Newton recorded a total of 42 Jews in the city, 40 of whom lived in Temple.
Since 1940 about 94 acres of grassland ploughed up; some land taken for military use in Codford’s Manor Farm. At the larger East Farm, almost 400 a
The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre is located in Chippenham. It holds a vast amount of material on the history of Wiltshire and Swindon.
This Roman Highworth ceramic pot was discovered in the village of Highworth in June 2008.
In 1851 there were only 13 Dulverton people in Wales, mainly wives and servants, but by 1891 there were 102.
The farming year on Exmoor required seasonal movement of animals to make maximum use of grass growth during the summer months and to provide the li