Cornwall in the Age of Rebellion, 1490-1690
Edited by Philip Payton
The expansion of the English state in the early modern era provoked resistance throughout Britain and Ireland, not least in Cornwall where this intrusion was challenged in a series of dramatic uprisings in the two centuries between 1490 and 1690.In this wide-ranging collection of chapters, several based on articles published previously in the series Cornish Studies, Philip Payton brings together an impressive team of international scholars, including Paul Cockerham, Bernard Deacon, D.H. Frost, Lynette Olson, Joanna Mattingly, Matthew Spriggs, and Mark Stoyle, to present a history of early modern Cornwall, focusing especially on the related issues of language, religion, identity and rebellion.
Cornwall in the Age of Rebellion Philip Payton
Where Cornish was Spoken and When? A Provisional Synthesis Matthew Spriggs
‘a . . . concealed envy against the English’: A Note on the aftermath of the 1497 Rebellions in Cornwall Philip Payton
Tyranny in Beunans Meriasek Lynette Olson
The Helston Shoemakers’ Gild and a Possible Connection with the 1549 Rebellion Joanna Mattingly
Glasney’s Parish Clergy and the Tregear Manuscript D.H. Frost
‘On My Grave a Marble Stone’: Early Cornish Memorialization Paul Cockerham
‘Sir Richard Grenville’s Creatures’: The New Cornish Tertia. 1644-46 Mark Stoyle
Afterlife of an Army: The Old Cornish Regiments, 1643-44 Mark Stoyle
William Scawen (1600-1689) – A Neglected Cornish Patriot and Father of the Cornish Language Revival Matthew Spriggs
Who was the Duchesse of Cornwall in Nicholas Boson’s (c1660-70) ‘The Duchesse of Cornwall’s Progresse to see the Land’s End . . .? Matthew Spriggs
The Recent Historiography of Early Modern Cornwall Mark Stoyle
Propaganda and the Tudor State or Propaganda of the Tudor Historians Bernard Deacon
Conclusion Philip Payton
Cornwall in the Age of Rebellion captures the most insightful recent scholarship on the turbulent and distinctive Cornish experience of two centuries of dramatic political change, a period in which a modern Cornish identity was created. Between the covers of this important volume Trelawny lives!- Professor Chris Williams, University College Cork
Philip Payton is Emeritus Professor in the University of Exeter and Professor of History at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, and is the former Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies in the University of Exeter. He edited Cornish Studies, published annually from 1993-2013, the only series of publications that seeks to investigate and understand the complex nature of Cornish identity, as well as to discuss its implications for society and governance in contemporary Cornwall.
He has written extensively on Cornish topics, and recent books include A.L. Rowse and Cornwall: A Paradoxical Patriot (2005), Making Moonta: The Invention of Australia’s Little Cornwall (2007), John Betjeman and Cornwall: ‘The Celebrated Cornish Nationalist’ (2010), and (edited with Alston Kennerley and Helen Doe), The Maritime History of Cornwall (2014). He has recently been awarded South Australian Historian of the Year 2017 by the History Council of South Australia.
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