This is the second of two linked articles and focuses on the life and Cornish connections of the poet Ann Batten Cristall. You can find the previous article on Eliza Fenwick here. Ann Batten Cristall’s mother Elizabeth was the daughter of the Penzance merchant John Batten and his wife Anne whose brother Christopher Nichols was…Continue Reading “Cornish connections with 1790s radical and literary circles: Part 2”

Regular contributor and sub-editor Tom Kennedy is back with this insight into his new series, Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall. In this article, Tom introduces some of the esteemed academics and contributors who will be supporting him and provides an insight into what you can expect over the coming months. Folklore and mythology are an integral part…Continue Reading “Insight into the upcoming ‘Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall’ series”

In the first of the Kernow’s Smaller Villages series, Tony Mansell has chosen the village where he grew up and for which he still has fond memories. You can find last month’s introductory article here. There is nothing very remarkable about Silverwell: nothing that makes it stand out in any way. Like most villages, it’s seen its…Continue Reading “Silverwell – Memories of Pure Gold”

This is the first of two linked articles focussing on the life and Cornish connections of the novelist and childrens’ book writer Eliza Fenwick.  Two women writers who were part of Mary Wollstonecraft’s circle had family connections with Cornwall. The fact that Maria and Elizabeth Branwell, the mother and the close aunt of the Bronte…Continue Reading “Cornish connections with 1790s radical and literary circles: Part 1”