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A Cornish Almanack

How Cornwall Shook the World

This volume comprises a day-to-day calendar for a Cornish year but extending over more than 800 years.

It records major events or the birth or death of someone who made an impact in Cornwall or elsewhere.

A Cornish Almanack recounts financial and sexual scandals, political intrigue as well as the births and deaths of artists, scientists and politicians who had close connections to Cornwall.

There is one event, birth or death for every day of the Cornish year.

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Month

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

1st       Emily Stackhouse

2nd      Midge Bruford

3rd       Eleanor Mary Hughes    

4th        Andrew Pears

5th       William Body

6th      Sir Christopher Hawkins Bt.

7th       Christopher Wood

8th      Charlotte Mary Matheson

9th       Emily Hobhouse

10th     Salome Hocking

11th     Sir John Eliot

12th    William Cookworthy

13th     Richard Trevithick

14th     Daniel Gumb

15th     Maria Branwell (Bront√ę)

16th     Helena¬† Charles

17th      RNAS Culdrose (HMS Seahawk)

18th       Polydore Vergil

19th       Harry Carter - smuggler

20th       St. Anthony Lighthouse

21st       John Lavin

22nd       The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

23rd       Joseph Antonio Emidy

24th      John Jope Rogers

25th      Professor Lilian Knowles

26th       Tamar Bridge (Opening)

27th       Penzance Public Buildings (Foundation)

28th      18th Lord Clinton

29th      Thomas ‘Diamond’ Pitt

30th       Roger Hilton CBE