Rod Lyon, BBC Radio Cornwall presenter and former Grand Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow, takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the ages, and through the forgotten wars between the Cornish and... More > their old enemies, the English, revealing a history not taught in schools, and one missing from the 'official' history books. From the early wars with the Saxons, through the rebellions of 1497 and 1549, and on to the Civil War, Rod traces the bloody events which helped to shape the culture and national identity of the Cornish people. This book is essential reading for all those who want to learn the truth about Cornwall's hidden history.
Paperback, 112 pages. ISBN 978 1 908878 05 2. Published by The Cornovia Press, September 2012.< Less
Rod Lyon, former Grand Bard of the Gorseth Kernow, recollects his early days fishing out of Newquay, “in the days before modern electronic aids, man-made fibre ropes, twines and cords, plastic... More > ‘skins’ and floats instead of cork ... when navigation to and from the gear was by dead reckoning, using only a watch and a compass, with only experience telling you what to allow for with the tide.” Rod illustrates, in both words and pictures, the techniques and the equipment used in those bygone days, and along the way remembers some of the more notable characters, both Cornish and Breton, who frequented ‘Down Quay’. The book also includes a gazetteer of his favourite fishing grounds. Published by The Cornovia Press. ISBN 978 1 908878 01 4.< Less