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ISBN: 9780857040831
AUTHOR: Crispin Gill
The Great Cornish Families
The Great Cornish Families
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Fierce independence, a collective determination and a conviction in their individuality, sets the Cornish people apart. In his poem Song of the Western Men, Parson Hawker celebrated the anger felt in the county in 1688 by supporters of Bishop Trelawny who was unjustly imprisoned in the Tower by King James. The song is still sung with pride and passion as the ‘Cornish National Anthem’, encapsulating the indomitable spirit of the Cornish character and their instinct to protect their own.

Along with the Trelawnys, each of the principal Cornish families has its own fascinating story which forms part of the rich heritage of Cornwall confirming its distinctiveness from its neighbours.

The Great Cornish Families relates the history of twenty-two families, their houses and estates, and describes within the context of national history the part each has played in the politics, commerce and the arts of their day.

Great Cornish Families is dedicated to that great historian and man of letters, Dr A.L. Rowse, himself pre-eminent among the sons of Cornwall, and who was instrumental in persuading the author to undertake this much-needed book upon its original publication.

Here, presented in a new edition, is an accessible study of the vital role played by the great families of Cornwall in shaping the affairs of the county and the nation, studying their ups and downs; their great men and women as well as the odd black sheep.

The late Crispin Gill came from Cornish stock, although he was born and educated in Plymouth, and from school went straight to the editorial staff of the Western Morning News, of which he was Assistant Editor for over twenty years. During his lifetime he produced many books of which The Great Cornish Families is among the most enduring.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 083 1, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published 1995, reprinted 2000 and May 2011.

South Cornwall Coast from the AirSouth Cornwall Coast from the Air - £14.99
Cornwall is practically all coastline. No part of this famed county is more than 15 miles from the sea. Yet her southern coast could hardly be more different from that of the north, as is revealed in the spectacular photographs by Jason Hawkes in this book and its sister publication North Cornwall Coast from the Air.
North Cornwall Coast from the AirNorth Cornwall Coast from the Air - £14.99
Cornwall is practically all coastline. No part of this famed county is more than 15 miles from the sea. Yet her northern coast could hardly be more different from that of the south, as is revealed through the spectacular photographs of Jason Hawkes.
Cornwall - Sun, Sea & SkyCornwall - Sun, Sea & Sky - £14.99
It takes a special kind of photographer, with a special kind of eye, to capture the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Step forward Lee Searle, a local man who understands what people love most about Cornwall – and captures it perfectly on camera.
The Mining Heritage of Cornwall & West DevonThe Mining Heritage of Cornwall & West Devon - £14.99
This book by Peter Hancock is intended to provide an entertaining and informative guide to over 60 of the principal sites that make up the mining region now accorded World Heritage status.
The Westcountry Moors - Life & LegendThe Westcountry Moors - Life & Legend - £9.99
Dartmoor, Exmoor, Sedgemoor and Bodmin are the Westcountry Moors. Shot throughout the seasons, this evocative film delves into the history of the moors and their rich legends. Region 0 (all countries) DVD. Approximately 60 minutes running time.
CornoviaCornovia - £16.99
This new, revised and updated edition of Craig Weatherhill's classic Cornovia has been eagerly awaited by those many people who have an interest in Cornwall’s ancient past.
Daphne Du Maurier's CornwallDaphne Du Maurier's Cornwall - £14.99
Following on from the success of his book based on Agatha Christie’s life in Devon, Bret Hawthorne sets off in pursuit of discovering the Cornwall from which Daphne Du Maurier drew so much inspiration for her writings.
A Picture of CornwallA Picture of Cornwall - £29.99
This book by well-known West Country artist Ray Balkwill is a celebration of the character and ‘spirit’ of a unique landscape in words and pictures. It presents the reader with a fascinating glimpse into the artist’s own personal and physical relationship with Cornwall and it also brings together for the first time some of its most celebrated contemporary artists.
A Child's War in CornwallA Child's War in Cornwall - £19.99
In A Child’s War in Cornwall, John C Harding describes the rural idyll that was Cornwall in the 1940s against the background of World War Two. His fond memories of those times provide a fascinating glimpse of times past and heartwarming reminiscences of a most fortunate childhood.
Cornwall Address BookCornwall Address Book - £12.99
This high quality address book is designed to last and is alphabetically tabbed for ease of use. Whether bought for personal use, or as a thoughtful gift, the Cornwall Address Book, with its superb pictorial reminders of Cornwall, will provide years of pleasure.
Web Price: £16.99
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