British civilisation unfolds from one place РSalisbury Рfrom beyond recorded time to today. The ancient landscape shapes the destinies of five families. The Wilsons and the Shockleys, locked in revenge for 400 years; the Masons, who pour their love into the creation of Stonehenge and Salisbury  Cathedral; the Porters, descended from an young, exiled Roman soldier; and the Godefrois, who will fall to the very bottom of the social ladder before their fortunes revive. As their fates and fortunes intertwine over the course of the centuries, their greater destinies offer a fascinating glimpse into the future. An absorbing historical chronicle, Sarum is a keen tale of struggle and adventure, a profound human drama and a magnificent work of sheer storytelling.