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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Franc ha leal eto ge Reply with quote

Cornish turns up in the strangest places...


The Godolphin School is an independent school for 400 girls situated in Salisbury, founded in 1707[1] and established in 1726 by Charles and Elizabeth Godolphin.[2]

The arms and motto of the School are those of the Godolphin family. The motto - ‘Franc ha leal eto ge’ – is old Cornish and means ‘Frank and loyal are ye’.


The Godolphin and Latymer School is an independent school for 700 girls aged eleven to eighteen in London. Miss Margaret Rudland was the head mistress of the school for over 20 years, but she has now been replaced by Mrs Ruth Mercer...

The school motto is an ancient Cornish phrase, Francha Leale Toge [sic], which translates as "free and loyal art thou"...

With tonnes of famous former pupils from Sophie Ellis-Bextor to Nigella Lawson, Davina McCall (she kept that quiet) etc.


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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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