Or the four Chideock Martyrs who were hung in Dorchester because they would not renounce their Roman Catholic faith?
Or the first successful vaccination to protect against smallpox that was carried out in Dorset?
These and many more intriguing tales from Dorset’s past are told in Dorset’s Legacy in Iron and Stone. The author, retired businessman and farmer Michael Russell Wood, has lived in Dorset for over 55 years; and has a deep love of the county enabling him to bring these stories to life.
Illustrated with 80 colour photographs taken by the author it is available direct from www.dorset-legacy.co.uk or The Book Shop, 14 South St., Bridport.