Cornwall & Other Topics

This page draws together the posts and articles of mine that are either primarily concerned with or relate somehow to the history, archaeology, landscape, folklore and place-names of Cornwall. It also groups together posts on historical topics other than those covered by the existing main categories, as well as offering alternative index headings for other posts, for example grouping together all those concerned with the Byzantine Empire or exotic animals in Britain and Europe.

Cornwall
Cornish History & Archaeology
  1. St Ia of St Ives: a Byzantine saint in early medieval Cornwall?
  2. Phillack and the Hayle Estuary in the Late Roman and early medieval periods
  3. What lies beneath? A buried medieval chapel under Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall
  4. Some interesting early maps of Cornwall
  5. Some Arabic and Persian accounts of the export of tin from Cornwall to Egypt and Iran in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
  6. A Middle Byzantine coin from Carbis Bay, Cornwall
Folklore & Legend
  1. Tom Thumb and Jack the Giant-Killer: Two Arthurian Fairy Tales 
  2. Jack & Arthur: An Introduction to Jack the Giant-Killer
  3. A Gazetteer of Arthurian Onomastic and Topographic Folklore 
Long-Distance Trading & Contacts with Cornish Links
  1. A very long way from home: early Byzantine finds at the far ends of the world
  2. Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian & other early Indian coins found in Britain
  3. The distribution of Numidian coins recorded from Britain since the nineteenth century
  4. A Mediterranean anchor stock of the fifth to mid-second century BC found off the coast of Britain
  5. Thanet, Tanit and the Phoenicians: place-names, archaeology and pre-Roman trading settlements in eastern Kent?
  6. Some possible Phoenician/Punic names in Britain and Ireland
  7. Some Arabic and Persian accounts of the export of tin from Cornwall to Egypt and Iran in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
  8. A Middle Byzantine coin from Carbis Bay, Cornwall

Other Historical Topics
Roman & Medieval History/Archaeology (Non-British)
  1. Saharan and trans-Saharan contacts and trade in the Roman era
  2. A very long way from home: early Byzantine finds at the far ends of the world
  3. What actually fell in 476?
  4. Two long-distance migrants in the eighth- to tenth-century Islamic necropolis at Tauste, Spain
  5. Sasanian finds in early medieval Britain and beyond: another global distribution from Late Antiquity?
Exotic Animals in Britain & Europe
  1. Were there camels in Roman Britain? A brief note on the nature and context of the London camel remains
  2. Camels in early medieval western Europe: beasts of burden & tools of ritual humiliation
  3. A North African Barbary ape in fifth- to sixth-century Britain? A short note on the significance and context of the Wroxeter macaque remains
  4. Were there camels in medieval Britain? A brief note on Bactrian camels and dromedaries in fifteenth-century Kent
Interesting Artefact Types
  1. St Nicholas or 'Boy Bishop' tokens in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century East Anglia
  2. Some Roman slave shackles and figurines recorded from Britain by the PAS
Landscape & Coastal History (Non-Lincolnshire)
  1. Ravenserodd and other lost settlements of the East Yorkshire coast
  2. What lies beneath? A buried medieval chapel under Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall
  3. Phillack and the Hayle Estuary in the Late Roman and early medieval periods
Byzantine History & Archaeology
  1. A very long way from home: early Byzantine finds at the far ends of the world
  2. Britain, the Byzantine Empire, and the concept of an Anglo-Saxon 'Heptarchy': Harun ibn Yahya's ninth-century Arabic description of Britain
  3. St Ia of St Ives: a Byzantine saint in early medieval Cornwall?
  4. A North African Barbary ape in fifth- to sixth-century Britain? A short note on the significance and context of the Wroxeter macaque remains
  5. The medieval 'New England': a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-eastern Black Sea coast
  6. Wulfric of Lincoln and the English Varangians: the first documented Byzantine ambassador to England in the early twelfth century
  7. A Christmas visitor: the Byzantine emperor's trip to London in the winter of 1400–01
  8. A Middle Byzantine coin from Carbis Bay, Cornwall
Literature & Legends
  1. Havelok and the British kings of ‘Lincoln and Lindesi’
  2. A 'Sorcerer's Stronghold' in Anglo-Saxon Nottinghamshire: Teversal, Sherwood... & Tolkien's Dol Guldur?
  3. Sinister omens & idle traditions: a twelfth-century superstition that the king of England must not enter Lincoln
  4. The monstrous landscape of medieval Lincolnshire
Place-names
  1. Toote Hill and Cun Hu Hill: two lost pre-Viking sites near Grimsby
  2. A brief note on Willinghams and Inghams: Anglo-Saxon pagan priests and Kultverbände in Lincolnshire & East Anglia?
  3. An early Anglo-Saxon sorcerer at Teversham, Cambridgeshire?
  4. A 'Sorcerer's Stronghold' in Anglo-Saxon Nottinghamshire: Teversal, Sherwood... & Tolkien's Dol Guldur?
  5. Thanet, Tanit and the Phoenicians: Place-Names, Archaeology and Pre-Roman Trading Settlements in Eastern Kent?
  6. The medieval 'New England': a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-eastern Black Sea coast
  7. The monstrous landscape of medieval Lincolnshire
  8. The Hwicce of Rutland? Some intriguing names from the East Midlands
  9. Some possible Phoenician/Punic names in Britain and Ireland
  10. More monstrous landscapes of medieval Lincolnshire
  11. Lissingleys, the meeting-place of Anglo-Saxon & Anglo-Scandinavian Lindsey, and the antiquity of Ogilby's 1675 road from Lincoln to Grimsby