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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       Mary Broad

2nd      William Paul

3rd      Howard Spring    

4th      Royal Albert Bridge (Opening)

5th       Harrison Hayter

6th       Bernard Leach

7th       RAF Predannack

8th       William Lovett

9th       3440 City of Truro

10th    Richard, 2nd Baron Edgcumbe

11th     Lord Courtney of Penwith

12th     Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

13th     Daphne du Maurier

14th    Mary Delany

15th     Battle of Stratton

16th     John Opie

17th        The Jeune Hortense (Wreck)

18th        Malachy Hitchins

19th        Harold Harvey    

20th        Dame Barbara Hepworth    

21st       Katherine Laird, ‘Ka’,¬† Cox

22nd      Frank Baker

23rd       William Lewarne Harris

24th      Caroline Fox

25th      Billy Bray

26th       George Pawley White

27th       Robert Morton Nance

28th       John Burton

29th      Sir Humphry Davy

30th      Reginald de Dunstanville

31st      Penzance Jubilee Pool¬† (Opening)