Sarum (novel)

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Sarum
SarumBook.jpg
Sarum first edition cover.
Author Edward Rutherfurd
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Century Hutchinson
Publication date
May 7, 1987
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 1145 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-7126-1447-8
OCLC 15591802

Sarum (latterly titled Sarum: The Novel of England) is a work of historical fiction by Edward Rutherfurd, first published in 1987. It tells the story of England through the tales of several families in and around the English city of Salisbury the writer's own hometown - stretching from prehistoric times to 1985.

Characters[edit]

The main families of Sarum include:

  • Forest
  • Wilson
  • Porters
  • Mason
  • Shockley
  • Godfrey

Setting[edit]

The story covers major points of British history. The following listing of the chapters parallels major periods and events :

Old Sarum

  • Journey to Sarum (prehistoric Britain)
  • The Barrow (the arrival of agriculture in Britain)
  • The Henge (the building of Stonehenge)
  • Sorviodunum (the arrival of the Romans)
  • Twilight (the fall of the Roman Empire/arrival of the Saxons)
  • The Two Rivers (arrival of the Vikings/uniting of England)
  • The Castle (Norman England)

New Sarum