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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject: Bella Caledonia on Keep Cornwall Whole Reply with quote

I know what many people are thinking. Cornwall is just another English county, isn’t it?

Well as I discussed in a previous article for Bella Caledonia, it isn’t, and in fact has a good claim to be a nation in its own right, like Scotland, Wales or England. The boundary change is not so much disrespect, as a lack of respect. Or rather a lack of knowledge. Most English, and most Scots for that matter, are not aware of Cornwall as anything but an English county… albeit a picturesque one, with a large tourist industry. Home Counties Metroprovincials may find it hard to think of it as anything else, if indeed they do at all. Their image of it is perhaps mirrored in film, somewhere between the inbred horror of Straw Dogs, the windswept menace of Rebecca and the couthy surf & turf of Doc Martin (not the “bovver boots”). But as always none of this reflects the reality of Cornwall, that something very different lies across its border, and that its border is a very old one indeed.

Read more at -
http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2010/10/19/keep-corwnall-whole/

[NB - note spelling - Corwnall, as in original address!!!]
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 For many Cornish people and Cornwall, the Duchy, as shown by the Officers of the Duchy of Cornwall in 1855 in its dispute with the Crown over the ownership of the Cornish Foreshore, has quite a different significance, based on the original Acts and Charters of its creation. Cornwall itself in this framework is described, de jure, as a Duchy (as opposed to an ordinary county), and the Duchy estates are distinguished from the Duchy itself, having themselves been annexed and united to "the aforesaid Duchy". The Duke of Cornwall may even be described as Cornwall's head of state.  


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