Sylvester and the Dragon

After the 1497 uprising, Bewnans Meriasek was written around AD1500 and no doubt performed around then and it is evidence of Cornish resentment towards the Tudor government. Bewnans Meriasek has been seen as “very much a standard late medieval vita”, although “written in the Cornish language and focused upon the district of Camborne, celebrating a […]

Hembrynkysy an Gernowyon

On June 27th every year we commemorate the leaders of the AD1497 commotion, when the Cornish marched to London and met terrible vengeance at the hands of King Henry Tudor. This year we wanted to remember there were more Cornish leaders in AD1497. We wanted to get a very short biography of some of these, […]

Midsummer Bonfire Online

Midsummer Bonfire

Midsummer Bonfire Online Every year, on St John’s Eve (23rd June) the Cornish have celebrated midsummer with bonfires. Because the fires were postponed until we could be together again, Agan Tavas and the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies hosted a virtual bonfire on the 23rd June as part of Speak Cornish Week. Everyone could share […]