Sarum (novel)

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

Sarum (also 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 hometown, from prehistoric times to 1985.


The main families of Sarum include:

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


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

Old Sarum[edit]

New Sarum[edit]