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17.4.11

If Cornwall really became English...


An interesting extract comes from - Did the Cornish become English - a response form Bernard Deacon to Oliver Padel's RIC lectures: If Cornwall really became English in the tenth century, then why is it that Cornwall 'remains the one part of England where not all indigenous inhabitants automatically describe themselves as "English"'(Ward-Perkins 2000, 521)? Why, if Cornwall was English 200 years before Cumbria, does Cornwall, alone among 'English'counties, have a nationalist movement and Cumbria does not?

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