"Henry VIII listed England and Cornwall separately"

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JonFlower
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Post by JonFlower » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:27 pm


I've read different articles that say that on Henry VIII's coronation he was listed as king of various realms, with Cornwall and England listed separatly. Does anyone have a copy/scan of any document with this on? I'd like to see the source.

Ben_rag_aberplymm
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Post by Ben_rag_aberplymm » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:23 pm

The Charter of Pardon which re-devolved Cornwall it's powers in 1507 was written two years before Henry VIII was on the throne.

Kéighlán
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Post by Kéighlán » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:59 am

Cornwall was widely accepted as a different nation back then, it was recognised just like Scotland and Ireland are recognised as seperate nations.

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Post by TheElvenLord » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:26 pm

I think you won't be able to find it.
The English Government probably Burnt it or Hid it somewhere at some point in the last 500 years!

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Post by EngliscFyrd » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:48 pm

There are a few maps from the 16th Century which show Cornwall as a seperate Duchy.
I believe this map is an example:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... _1548.html

You can probably find more here:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... /aaEng.htm

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TheElvenLord
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Post by TheElvenLord » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:46 pm

"Cornwall was widely accepted as a different nation back then, it was recognised just like Scotland and Ireland are recognised as seperate nations. "

Exactly, but why isnt it now? No political changes (eg, no annexation, no proper invasion), so what happened?

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Post by Egloshal » Thu May 01, 2008 1:44 pm

To be fair, that early map of Britain also shows Somerset and Devon, so it is not a brilliant example. I have seen better.

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Post by Kéighlán » Thu May 01, 2008 10:02 pm

It's because of a series of pretty unfortunate events really, The prayer book was a major blow to the Cornish, then the English civil war, the Cornishmen sided with the king-Who lost, Cromwell did not take kindly to the Cornish getting involved, so...who knows what he did, no doubt it didn't promote Cornish culture. Then English becoming such a widely spoken language did not help, soon Cornish just...died down a bit...alot. The Cornish just forgot they were Cornish. Not all of course.

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