Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780859897440 Published April 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9780859897983 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only

A.L. Rowse and Cornwall

A Paradoxical Patriot

Philip Payton

A.L. Rowse and Cornwall
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Philip Payton

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256 pages | 9-1/5 x 6-1/5 | © 2004
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780859897440 Published April 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9780859897983 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Winner of the Adult Non-Fiction section of the Holyer an GofAwards 2006, and Overall Winner of the Holyer an Gof Trophy, this gripping biographical study explores the immensely complicated relationship that existed between A.L. Rowse and his native Cornwall.
 
Rowse’s books, A Cornish Childhood and Tudor Cornwall, remain in strong demand, essential reading for the general reader and historian alike, and for all those who know and love Cornwall. By shedding new light on this complex character, Payton invites a greater understanding of the broader issues of Cornish identity as well as assessing Rowse’s highly original contribution to the writing of British and Cornish history.
Contents
Introduction
 
1. ‘No wonder I preferred life at All Souls’: Escaping a Cornish Childhood
 
2. ‘A political Wesley’: The Politics of Paralysis 
 
3. ‘I am haunted by Cornwall’: Defeat and Rejection 
 
4. ‘Not being English alas . . . but hopelessly Cornish’: Embracing Shakespeare’s England 
 
5. ‘. . . the biggest and most significant of Cornish themes’: The Great Emigration 
 
6. ‘I am the real thing, 100 per cent Cornish’: Reclaiming Cornwall 
 
7. ‘. . . a synthesis of local and national history’: Towards a New British History
 
8. ‘. . . the great awakening of all island peoples’: Anticipating the Archipelago

Conclusion

Index
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