A Cornish Almanack

When Cornwall Shook the World

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Cornwall, the land of sandy beaches, pretty fishing coves, historic fishing ports, tin mining, mansions and gardens, quaint thatched cottages, atmospheric moors, art galleries, writers and picturesque towns? Of course all of that is true but there is so much more to Cornwall and its influence on the rest of Britain and many parts of the world is often forgotten or unknown but yet continues.

The county has seen political intrigue; religious upheavals; financial scandals. It has produced political radicals, slaves and slave owners; world famous artists, writers and musicians; renowned engineers, mineralogists and scientists and was the first to introduce compulsory education. Cornwall was the birthplace of the discoverers of many chemical elements, the planet Neptune and solar power and has been hugely significant in radio, electrical telegraphy and television. The influence of so many Cornish people has been felt throughout the centuries, around the world and across an incredible number of disciplines.

A Cornish Almanack presents pen portraits, with one significant person or event representing every day of the year and demonstrating how Cornwall shook the world. Download the page turning pdf here (Windows only). The cross-platform pdf (without page turning effects) is here.