Cornwall - History, Language and Folklore

The Cornwall flag is the flag of St Piran, patron saint of miners, and is said to represent the triumph of good over evil. Cornwall also has its own anthem, "Song of the Western Men". And its own national emblem, a shield of 15 golden balls, representing the ransom raised in Cornwall for the Duke of Cornwall, captured by the Saracens during the Crusades

Cornwall Flag
   
Cornwall anthem The anthem that Cornwall has adopted is "Song of the Western Men" by Rev Hawker
   
Cornwall Coat of Arms A shield of 15 golden balls, representing the ransom raised in Cornwall for the Duke of Cornwall, captured by the Saracens during the Crusades
   
Cornwall - A Short History of Cornwall Populated since the Stone Age and never really ruled by London until comparatively recent times, Cornish history is different from the history of the rest of Britain
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Cornwall demographics

Figures on population of Cornwall
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The Cornish language Cornish is a Celtic language, thousands of years old. It finally died in the late 1890's as a native language. Recently attempts are being made to revive it. Read more about the origins of Cornish, and perhaps teach yourself a few words
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Some of the Cornish Folk Lore & Legend Cornwall has always been rich in folklore. Giants and Piskies, mermaids and saints. Read a brief summary of what it is all about
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King Arthur and Arthurian legend Certainly the Cornish believe that Arthur was a Cornishman. All the places in the tales of King Arthur are to be found here, from where he was born to where he had his last battle. From where he obtained Excalibur from the anvil to the lake where it was returned. Legend of King Arthur
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Cornish Saints Mainly, but not all Irish saints who came to Cornwall in the 4th and 5th century, this is a guide to most of them
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Standing Stones Cornwall is rich in these groups of standing stones, built in the Bronze Age. They are usually known by their Cornish name of "menhir" (men stone and hir long). Their use varied from grave sites to religious buildings. there are some 90 such sites on the Lands End peninsular alone. The linked page will tell you more about some of the main standing stone sites.

Cornwall Tourist Information Cornwall Calling front page

The hotel to stay at when visiting Cornwall is Corisande Manor Hotel, Cornwall find out about it

                      Cornwall hotel - Corisande Manor