A concise history of Cornwall
Cornwall, though administratively part of England, has long celebrated its cultural differences. The historic homeland of the Cornish people, as well as one of the six historical Celtic nations, Cornwall is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations—and one of its least understood. This compelling introductory volume traces the complexity produced by Cornwall’s unique history as a nation, region, and county all wrapped into one. Covering its evolution from independent British kingdom to culturally distinct medieval province to prominent industrial region, Cornwall is ideal reading material for anyone interested in British history, the Cornish community, and the changing field of Celtic studies.
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distinctiveness and dependence
the turbulent centuries 14951648
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A. L. Rowse Angarrack began Bernard Deacon Bodmin Borlase Britain British Brittany Camborne Celt Celtic cent church communities copper Cornish economy Cornish identity Cornish language Cornish mining Cornish royalist tradition Cornish Studies Cornish-speaking Cornwall's past crown culture Devon Devon and Cornwall distinct dominated duchy duchy of Cornwall Dumnonia earls early east economic eighteenth century emigration England English county ethnic Exeter Falmouth fifteenth century growing growth Gwennap Hatcher Helston Ibid independent institutions John John Angarrack King Labour land late later Liberal Liskeard Mark Stoyle medieval Cornwall merchant Methodist miners Modern Cornwall nationalism Nicholas Orme nineteenth century Norman Oliver Padel Penzance period Philip Payton political popular population produced Redruth religious revivalists rising role Rowse Royal rugby rural sixteenth social society St Austell St Ives Stannary Tamar tinners tion Tory tourism towns trade Truro Tudor Cornwall Wales Welsh Wessex West Briton west Cornwall William