Cornish Anthem “Trelawney”

Feed: Dr. Myron Evans
Posted on: Friday, June 29, 2012 8:34 AM
Author: metric345
Subject: Cornish Anthem “Trelawney”

This is in honour of Sir Jonathan Trewlaney, born in Trelawne, Pelynt, Kernow (Cernyw, Cornwall). He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church Oxford and was arrested for seditious libel by James II. He was acquited to great celebration in Pelynt. He became Bishop of Winchester, died in Chelsea and buried in Pelynt. James II was deposed in the glorious revolution of 1688 by WIlliam and Mary. The twenty thousand men seems to refer to the 15,000 Cornish men who engaged my ancestarl cousin Henry VII in 1497 and were defeated. That is very sad because the Cornish were fighting against heavy taxation by Henry Tudor, who impoverished Cornwall, showing a weak side to his character. The famous Cornish engineer Richard Trevithick was born in Tregajorran and built the world’s first steam powered locomotive, which ran along the tramway at Pen y Darren ironworks in on 21st February 1804 in Merthyr Tydfil. Devon comes from Dyfnaint – land of deep streams. And Somerset comes from Gwlad yr Haf, land of summer. There seems to be a crazy tax planned for Cornish pasties. They never learn – the Cornish are not a People to be played with.

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