Somersetshire,

Category: Places | Type: Historical | Title: Persuasion (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 1

County in southwestern England, its northern shore bordering on the Bristol Channel and its closest point to London just over 100 miles. Bristol, an important port in the 18th and 19th centuries is on Somerset's northern border, and Bath is within the county.

 

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