Played its part in the English Civil War
Shropshire has an importance that far outweighs its size. Not only was it an important industrial area but it also figured in national history. For example as a base for King Arthur and both sides in the English Civil War (Shropshirehistory.com, 2017).
Shropshirehistory.com. (2017). Shropshire History. [online] Available at: http://www.shropshirehistory.com/ [Accessed 30 Dec. 2017]