cornish history

The Legendary Sword of St. Michael – From Ireland, Cornwall to Israel.

The Legendary Sword of St. Michael – From Ireland, Cornwall to Israel.

A few months ago, we did a piece about the Cornish saints and how their myths and stories shaped our landscape. And what we found out is that St. Michael – Archangel and defender of the Heavenly Armies – is actually one of the patron saints of Cornwall. But another piece of trivia is that >> read more

From City to Country – Cornwall’s World War II Evacuees.

From City to Country – Cornwall’s World War II Evacuees.

Considered one of the biggest mass movements of people in British history, the evacuation of nearly three million children from cities to the country during the Second World War not only split families apart, but its significance irrevocably shaped the lives of these children for decades to follow. For the evacuees, their lives and stories >> read more

7 of the Most Amazing Cornish Women You NEED to know!

7 of the Most Amazing Cornish Women You NEED to know!

Perhaps not purposely hidden, the roles that women have played in history are often overlooked. Yet they make up 51% of our population. Of course, the tide continues to change. Women’s voices are heard more often in decision-making and on public platforms. Inspirational women like Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai and Laverne Cox all give women >> read more

Find Out who was the World’s First Stand-Up Comedian!

Find Out who was the World’s First Stand-Up Comedian!

In recent years, Cornwall has produced some excellent comedians that have provided their audiences with a laugh out loud release from everyday life. However, comedy isn’t just a recent export from the Cornish shores. Samuel Foote, an 18th century Cornish funny man, is considered to be the first ever stand-up comedian. We explore his life >> read more

Check out the Best of Old Cornwall

Check out the Best of Old Cornwall

In a new addition to the magazine, we explore Cornwall’s photographic archives with a selection of arresting images capturing the county’s past. All images kindly supplied by The Cornish Studies Library. — Fun and shenanigans at Lostwithiel Carnival in 1948 — The Queen and Prince Philip visiting Lostwithiel in 1962 — Redruth Railway station in >> read more

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The Real Poldark? – Cornwall’s Own Hero

The Real Poldark? – Cornwall’s Own Hero

With just over a month to go until Poldark comes back onto our screens, and I know I’m not alone when I say I can’t wait for our dashing Cornish man of action to be throwing himself around Cornish cliffs, and smoldering out through the television screens. With not much revealed about this eagerly anticipated >> read more

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