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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: BBC CORNWALL FACTS about Kernow and the Cornish Reply with quote

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BBC CORNWALL FACTS - 100 interesting facts about Kernow and the Cornish


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1. Modern archaeology now admits that the Cornish and Welsh of today are the remnants of an ancient race native to these islands since at least the Neolithic period, between 4,000 and 6,000 years ago.

2. Cornwall was originally part of the kingdom of Dumnonia that may well predate the Roman occupation.

3. Cornwall is an older nation than England and one of the oldest Duchies in Europe.

4. In 936 the English King Athelstan fixed the boundary between England and Cornwall as the east bank of the river Tamar.

5. There is no mention in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles that Cornwall was ever conquered by the English or absorbed into Wessex.

6. No record exists of any formal annexation of Cornwall to England.


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 The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 was a popular uprising by the people of Cornwall in the far south west of Britain. Its primary cause was the raising of war taxes by King Henry VII on the impoverished Cornish for a campaign against Scotland, motivated by brief border skirmishes that were inspired by Perkin Warbeck's pretence to the English throne. Tin miners were angered as the scale of the taxes violated previous rights granted by Edward I of England to the Cornish Stannary Parliament which exempted Cornwall from all taxes of 10ths or 15ths of income. The Cornish had little sympathy for English wars against Scotland, considering that most Cornish were not English speakers at that time.  


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