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From: Bret Busby <>
Subject: Re: [CON] New History of Cornwall
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:28:28 +0800 (WST)
On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 wrote:
> What is the big deal if she did. The list is not just for genealogy; or am I
> mistaken? The list is for things Cornish, and this is certainly Cornish, or
> are politics tabboo on Rootsweb? I know Rootsweb like to keep things leaning
> toward genealogy and if that is the case I understand fully, but we have
> talked of cooking, knitting and other extremist topics in the past. We are
> their guests after all.
I am confident that, if the list administrator feels that a posting or a
thread is off-topic, she will advise.
From memory, the postings related to the book, included a quote from
Bernard Deacon, whom I understand to be an internationally appreciated
lecturer in Cornish Studies, and, in that context, I assume that the
book is of interest to people with a Cornish interest, and therefore
appropriate for mentioning on this list.
I am also interested in the "Interceltic History Library" in Brittany;
what exactly it is, and, its significance. Without the posting about the
book, I would not have been aware of the library. More details of the
library, would be interesting.
Things "Interceltic", also are of interest; I had sought the initiation
of a gathering of people from the seven Celtic nations, here in Perth,
Western Australia (we have an annual Highland Gathering, here in
Armadale), but it was felt to be too bigger a step, and, too difficult
to get going, at present, so a smaller step is being taken.
> I know a very good list run my a handsome chap & is not on Rootsweb where
> this sort of topic is very much welcome. :-)
I know of your list hosted by rootsweb; if there is another, that is
also Cornish-oriented, please advise. That is not an attempt to subvert
this list, but, rather, to find further sources of information about
Cornwall and things Cornish.
> Why don't those of you who want to read the book do so, and those that don't
> just don't bother. Simple.
Any free copies? Any copies in libraries here in Western Australia?
Would the author care to donate a copy to the Cornish Association of
Western Australia (now, there's a thought, hint, hint, and, a good way
for the author to achieve awareness amongst people with Cornish
Perhaps, the author might care to offer genuine Cornish Associations,
free copies of the book (one copy per association), as a gesture of
goodwill and support toward the associations, and, it could be in the
author's interest (by raising awareness of the author and of the
Hopefully, if the author is not subscribed to this list (methinks it
could be good for him), perhaps, someone could pass those suggestions on
> As for it being extremist, that depends on your viewpoint and is a matter of
> opinion which of course Mike and others are certainly entititled to express.
> I have not read the book so will reserve my opinion until I have. Having said
> that, I feel it only correct to say I am a proud member of the Cornish
> Stannary to which John Angarrack used to belong.
Regarding the extremism, I believe that Martin Luther, who (amongst
other things, argued that the church selling favours, was wrong) sought
accountability from the roman catholic church, was regarded as an
extremist; William Penn and his followers, who proved that men of
different creeds and different races, could peacefully coexist, was
regarded as an extremist; innovation is generally regarded as extremism.
Regarding the Cornish Stannary, since you state that you are a member,
Jim, and as I understand that different movements exist for the
liberation of Cornwall, and, for the re-establishment of the Cornish
Stannic Parliament, could you please explain the different movements,
what each is about, and what your movement is about?
It is not that I seek to be come a rebel with a cause (I am too old for
that kind of thing :) ), or to start hostile political debates, but,
rather, I seek understanding of the state of affairs regarding Cornwall
and its politics and its culture, and, others apart from me, may be
I believe that this is particularly pertinent to this list, which I
understand to be concerned with Cornish history, heritage and culture,
in addition to Cornish genealogy (I believe that it has been previously
mentioned on the list, that strict genealogy adherence is to be found on
the CON-GEN list, for people interested in Cornish Genealogy but not
Cornish history, heritage and culture).
> I am not sure of his "extremist" political party affiliation currently.
> PS: Mike assuming you have read the book, do you want to sell your copy
> cheap. ;-)
> I am Cornish after all and a bit tight with the pennies.
> > I'm with you, Mike. Makes me wonder if Tamm Craze joined Cornish-L for
> > purposes other than genealogy?
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