July 28, 2017

Cornwall – A History by Philip Payton

Cornwall A HistoryI knew Philip Payton’s Cornwall: A History was going to be a good book when I saw the foreward was written by A. L. Rowse.

It’s a very comprehensive run through the whole history of Cornwall. Right from the dark dark ages through to the 21st century. Payton even looks forward a little to try and see how Cornwall’s future is going to work out.

As a Cornish person I found it a great way to quickly refresh my knowledge of Cornish history and fill in what turned out to be a lot of gaps. It is really thorough, and full of lots of great little tit-bits.

If you love (or even just like) Cornwall then this book is worth a read.

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