More people ought to know about a valuable series of studies in Church history coming out of the BYU Department of Church History and Doctrine. Each year, BYU religion faculty members have concentrated their attention on a selected region important to Latter-day Saints. The results are informatively documented, comfortably written and well indexed, and they tell some good stories.
British Isles (1990). This volume looks at LDS origins in America and England, John Lothropp (ancestor of Joseph Smith), social and religious conditions in England in the 1800s, early publications of the Pearl of Great Price and the Millennial Star, as well as the main LDS developments in the British Isles in this century. England is an interesting area where the Church has come home, where it has both roots and now branches.