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 Cornwall - The Encyclopedia
Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county in South West England on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar.
The everyday use of the Cornish language gradually died out as a spoken language during the 18th century, and by the mid 19th century was effectively extinct.
Cornish was recognised by the UK government as an official minority language in 2002 and it received government funding in 2005.
www.the-encyclopedia.com /description/Cornwall   (5261 words)

An official acknowledgement of a Cornish existence would mean a lot of hard and expensive work in the rewriting of 'British' history and rethinking where the Cornish Nation figures within their vision of an amorphous Westcountry Region.
An interesting aspect of the Cornish Nation is the way that the Duchy was perceived at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century.
A distinctive aspect of the Cornish political culture is the unfolding pattern of a unique form of Cornish symbolism designed to challenge perceptions of Cornwall and a direct reaction against the anti-Cornish symbolism imposed by the political and commercial establishments.
www.kernowtgg.co.uk /nation.html   (3351 words)

 Cornwall - Cornwall24   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a region at the extreme South-West of Britain on the peninsula that lies to the west of the low water mark on the eastern bank of the River Tamar.
The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 is attributed to tin miners.
The GDP is 62% of the national average.Peter Kingston, 2005.
wiki.cornwall24.co.uk   (3286 words)

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In sharp contrast with most academic analysts of nationalism, those who have successfully mobilized nations have understood that at the core of ethnopsychology is the sense of shared blood, and they have not hesitated to appeal to it.
Because of the saliency of the surname as a badge of national ancestry, those wishing to join or pass as members of a nation other than that into which they were born have often elected to hide their ancestry and to adopt a new one by changing their surname.
In turn, the sense of national identity often outlasts adherence to the faith.] However, when a non-kindred identity is perceived as irreconcilable conflict with one's national identity, it is the latter that customarily proves the stronger.
coursesa.matrix.msu.edu /~fisher/bosnia/readings/connor1.html   (3603 words)

 Telegraph | News
Cornish has been granted official protection under the provisions of a European charter on "minority languages", paving the way for schoolchildren to be taught and speak (kewsel) it.
Campaigners are pressing for the return of a Cornish GCSE, scrapped in 1996 after just 42 candidates took the examination in a decade, and the inclusion of the language on the curriculum of schools in the county.
The new ruling does not yet give Cornish the status of Welsh, which must be used in official documents, be taught in schools and be used on state-owned media under Part III of the European charter, but campaigners believe that this may come.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/11/17/ncorn17.xml   (962 words)

 Observer | One hot hoggan - and a crash course in Cornish, please
Such has been the revival in the Cornish tongue in recent years that the Government has decided officially to recognise the language for the first time.
Cornish will be declared an official minority language within Britain and given legal protection under European Union law.
Closely related to Welsh, Cornish is a Celtic language that was spoken widely in the county until the Middle Ages.
observer.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4470083-102285,00.html   (555 words)

This represents fifteen golden balls raised by the Cornish as ransom for a Duke of Cornwall captured by the Saracens during the crusades.
On the left is a photograph of a typical Cornish mining scene, with the ocean in the background.
Cornish engineers such as Richard Trevithick, were at the fore in the invention and implementation of mining technology, which of course found its way to Bendigo.
www.jewell.asn.au /family-history/cornwall.htm   (3179 words)

 THE BLANKET * Index: Current Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Young Cornish patriots, like their Irish and other Celtic counterparts, longed for not nostalgia but real advance into a politically relevant and economically practical terrain upon which the recovery by Celtic nationals of their land, their subsistence, and their citizenship could be contested and won.
As the paper Cornish Nation became radicalised by such Celtic guerrillas in the early 70s, protests were lodged about its 'increasingly sympathetic coverage of Irish Republicanism.' (61) And in a media climate that loved the global warming of fist-pumping wild youth, the Cornish staged their own performance art.
Deacon is a lecturer in Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter.
lark.phoblacht.net /som2312055g.html   (1366 words)

 Telegraph | News | Cornish crosses are fitted with microchips after wave of thefts
But a recent wave of thefts, fuelled by Cornish nationalism, has prompted officials to adopt a 21st-century solution to help to protect the ancient signposts.
The crosses have become a powerful symbol of Cornish independence and the authority believes that they are being stolen to meet a growing interest in the region's heritage and nationalism.
Cornish nationalism has been on the rise in recent years.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/09/10/ncross10.xml   (495 words)

 UK Information - UK Hotels & Resorts Reservation Service - Placestours.com
Nations that follow British-style parliamentarism, with an executive drawn from and accountable to the legislature, are said to operate under the Westminster system of governance.
The national sport of the UK is association football (known simply as "football"), but the UK does not compete as a nation in any major football tournament.
The Church of Scotland, a presbyterian church, is the national church of Scotland.
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 Witches, Druids and King Arthur
Their problem was therefore to ensure the maintenance of both the union and its advantages, and of their own historic national and cultural distinction which was the basis of their communal pride.
One was for Christianity, the other for Welsh cultural nationalism, to which she was thoroughly converted after attending an eisteddfod at Brecon in 1826.
Recent investigations of nationalism have laid emphasis upon the importance of medium (such as print), experience (such as revolution) and rallying points (flags or songs) in creating a sense of nationhood.
www.druidnetwork.org /articles/ronaldhutton.html   (3455 words)

 Dorothy Pentreath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There was, I now recall, an anyway attempted revival of Cornish Nationalism (“Dylan Thomas, asked what he thought of Welsh Nationalism, replied in three words, two of which were 'Welsh Nationalism.’”) perhaps 30 yrs ago.
As for Mrs Dolly whataname, supposedly the last Cornish speaker, evidently her totality of Cornish speech consisted of saying her prayers therein.
But let's get this straight: WS[J] does not say, great authority that it is, that "Dolly Pentraeth's last words, in Cornish, were: "I will not speak English — you ugly fl toad!" but that "In her last days … she gave vent to a few well-chosen words of Cornish …'" blah blah blah.
www.avramdavidson.org /cornish.htm   (436 words)

 Irish Democrat : Anonn Is Anall: the Peter Berresford Ellis column : The challenge to the UK state
Today, we have come some way down the road from those benighted days when the only time the Welsh and Scots were regarded as nations was when they played rugby or football or when one of their number appeared in a police court.
Cornish died out as a community language in the early 19th century, but by then a revivalist movement was in place.
Meanwhile, even Candy Atherton, Labour MP for Falmouth, who was parachuted into Cornwall from south-east England in 1997, and has been zealous in her denunciation of Cornish nationalism, has now been seen at a commemoration of the 1497 uprising actually waving a Cornish national flag.
www.irishdemocrat.co.uk /anonn-is-anall/the-challenge-to-the-uk-state   (1818 words)

Before coming to Winthrop University, Dr. Cornish was the Director of the American Heritage Association (London), a visiting assistant professor at Gonzaga University, Whitman College and was an associate professor and interim head of the Department of History and Government at the
At present Dr. Cornish is working on British public opinion and the Peace of Paris, 1783.
Invited by the mayor of Waterford, Ireland, to deliver the keynote address ("An Irish Republican Abroad: Thomas Francis Meagher in the United States, 1852-1867") on the dedication of a new statue to General Meagher in the City of Waterford, September, 2004.
www.winthrop.edu /history/faculty/RoryCornish.html   (509 words)

Tell that to Cornish workers who are exploited just as ruthlessly by their Cornish bosses as by their up-country cousins.
That said, a striking feature of Cornish economy is the extent of small and medium-sized firms; over 90 percent of firms have a workforce of less than 25.
The author of this frankly xenophobic rubbish, vacillating confusedly between Cornish and British nationalism, is a maverick millionaire, Mike Robertson (writing under the pseudonym, "Tripehound") and founder of the home-grown Trago Mills chain.
www.worldsocialism.org /spgb/aug99/cornish.html   (1586 words)

 The English Administrative County of Cornwall
Now, although the Cornish housewife is avid of variety in the fare she provides, she is also extremely fastidious in her choice of ingredients for a pasty, her “national” dish; but let that pass.
It is one upon which the Cornish, shaken and depressed by the decline in their traditional fishing and mining, and foreseeing “the end thereof as a bitter day,” embarked with misgivings and reluctance.
From the earliest times the Cornish have had a reputation for hospitality and courtesy, and the people of the peninsula have been delighted to find their county a potent source of attraction to “foreigners.” But when it came to “making money out of the visitors,” that was a different matter.
www.british-towns.net /en/level_2_display_ByL1.asp?GetL1=121   (4494 words)

 This Month in Celtic History - September 2003
But with the reawakening of Celtic nationalism in the late 1700s activists took up the old custom of the gorsedd as a means to revive and reinforce the Celtic languages.
Cornish language revivalists immediately resolved to follow up with a Cornish gorsedd, but plans lagged until the founding of the Old Cornwall Society in 1920.
They invited the great Cornish language scholar Henry Jenner to become their first Grand Bard, and nominated an additional four Cornish scholars to join them and fill out the bardic circle to the proper number of twelve.
www.celticleague.org /history_9-03b.html   (943 words)

 View topic - "Free Cornish Army - 1974" :: Cornwall 24 :: News, Views and Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Judging by the florid rosacean character of your recent self-centered and self-dis-serving huffing and puffing outpourings elsewhere on C24, Taff, you won't be needing the rouge.
Cornish girls also have a reputation for being a little on the large side (according to my Cornish male friends — I disagree) so I could have afforded to add a little padding to the outfit.
That mistress of disgiuse blog is absolute ignorant trash, typical misunderstanding of Cornish nationalism and stereotyping of Cornish life.
www.cornwall24.co.uk /PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-1275.htm   (1561 words)

 The Celtic History Review
The history of the nations of the so-called 'Celtic Fringe' is regarded as peripheral and is generally ignored.
Today, however, there is a growing interest in the history of the distinctive nations within the British Isles and in Brittany.
As the artificial nature of such unitary states as the 'United Kingdom' and France grows clearer, many folk are taking more of an interest in their own distinctive national or 'regional' history, identity and culture.
www.ulsternation.org.uk /celtic_history_review.htm   (493 words)

 Cornish self-government movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cornish independence movement received unexpected publicity in 2004, when Channel 4's alternative Christmas message, (featuring The Simpsons) showed Lisa Simpson chanting Rydhsys rag Kernow lemmyn (freedom for Cornwall now) and holding a placard saying "UK OUT OF CORNWALL".
To request a ruling by the Court that the Duchy of Cornwall Estate, as the provider of an income for the Heir to the Throne, be designated a public body as is the case with the Crown Estate which has no holdings in Cornwall.
To request a ruling by the Court that the exclusion of the Cornish from the provisions of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities constitutes a violation of the Convention rights of the Applicants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cornish_nationalism   (1484 words)

 BBC - Action Network - Cornish nation
This awareness, this sense of nationality, this national sentiment, is more than a characteristic of a nation.
Well that’s great and as a nation England should have greater self rule and the English have every right to be proud of their culture; fly your St George.
As a Cornish nationalist I would be happy to work alongside English colleagues but first they need try and be a little more understanding.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/actionnetwork/A11155042   (410 words)

 United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (successor organisation to the former British Empire) and NATO.
Parliament is the national legislature of the United Kingdom.
There is also a degree of regional identity in Cornwall, see Cornish nationalism and Constitutional status of Cornwall.
creekin.net /n193-united-kingdom.html   (3615 words)

 Celtic League News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is right that the spirit and memory of these enduring heroes of Cornish nationalism should be evoked in our modern day fight for the future of Cornwall.
We must remember it is only due to people like An Gof and Flamank that the Cornish identity survives, and that the best chance for Cornwall are the Cornish, green, left of centre and decentralist policies of Mebyon Kernow, supported by the bedrock that is our distinctive identity and network of communities.
During November, in less than 3 weeks, MK's National Executive Committee was able to compile a petition of nearly 1,000 signatures demanding a Cornish Euro-seat.
www.manxman.co.im /cleague/archive/mebyon.html   (648 words)

 Institute of Cornish Studies
The Cornish and the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
The size of the Great Cornish Emigration of the nineteenth century’, Devon and Cornwall Notes and Quarterly, 1986, pp.
The Cornish identity’ in P. Payton (ed.) Cornwall Since the War: The Contemporary History of a European Region, Dyllansow Truran, Redruth, 1993, pp.
www.institutes.ex.ac.uk /ics/deaconpublications.htm   (891 words)

 UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The nature of this system means that Labour were elected in the 2005 election with only 35.2% of the national vote, but still won a strong majority of seats in Parliament (Labour have 66 seats more than all non-Labour seats combined).
In Cornwall, there is a movement that calls for devolution [3] (Cornish nationalism), and an academic debate over the Cornish identity and constitutional status of Cornwall.
The national sport of the UK is association football, but the UK does not compete as a nation in any major football tournament.
abcworld.net /UK.html   (4770 words)

 Antigone at Hell's Mouth
Furthermore, she is largely abandoned by her fellow citizens, most unwilling to rise against Créon, choosing instead to retire quietly and allow the injustice to pass unchallenged.
In a story that involves such resolve, it is a pity that Nick Darke’s version uses it to tell the tale of Cornish Nationalism and its separatist struggle.
Antigone’s evocative power, the courage and conviction that she otherwise represents, has been emptied of any such qualities when she becomes a mouthpiece for the particular and redundant call for Cornish nationalism.
www.culturewars.org.uk /2005-01/antigone.htm   (833 words)

 Meteoroloo.com :: United Kingdom - map of united kingdom
This political usage of "Great Britain" dates from the personal union of the Crowns of Scotland and England (including Wales) in 1603, with the term being used in the sense "all of Britain" (although Scotland and England were separate political entities).
The Church of England and the Church of Scotland function as the official national churches in their respective countries, but most religions found in the world are represented in the United Kingdom.
It is because of this unique four-team arrangement that the UK has not so far competed in football events at the Olympic Games, although efforts are being made by the English FA to field a British team for the London 2012 Olympics (an idea widely disliked in the Scottish FA).
www.meteoroloo.com /Met-countries-s-z/United-Kingdom.html   (4893 words)

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