Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Cornwall and the Cross: Christianity 500-1560' (ISBN 978-1-86077-468-3) for the England's Past for Everyone series
The Revd R S Hawker is mostly known for his eccentricities like his vicarage at Morwenstow and as the author of the Cornish anthem 'The Song of the
This is one of the three Launceston parishes our volunteers are currently working in.
The best-preserved plan of a medieval monastery in Cornwall is that of the Augustinian priory of Launceston.
St Piran is a typical example of a legendary Cornish saint.
Friars are often underrated in local history because they have left fewer records than monks, and hardly any of their buildings survived the Reform
The 'Prayer-Book' or 'Western' rebellion, was one of the most important attempts in England to oppose the Protestant Reformation during the reign o
Artwork in Cornish churches illustrates devotion to God in the medieval period, paticularly portraits of Jesus.
Prior to the Norman Conquest, the Saxon church was the cathedral of Cornwall, and set in beautiful surroundings the present building has a special
St Michael's church is built on a medieval site, therefore there are likely to be medieval footings/foundations. (Extract from questionnaire)