A History Of Cornwall
This classic history of Cornwall provides a comprehensive review of Britains most south-westerly county. With absorbing detail, Halliday relates the story of the Bronze Age stone circles and Iron Age citadels; the coming of the Saints; the dissolution of the monasteries and the Tudor rebellions; the Armada and the war with Spain; the preaching of John Wesley; the making of the railway; and into this fascinating pattern of the centuries he weaves the two threads of the sea and Cornish tin. In this clear and vibrant account, Halliday skilfully illustrates what makes this historic county so exceptional.
Author biography:F.E. Halliday Literary scholar and Cornwall historian, Frank Ernest Halliday, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire and was educated at Kings College, Cambridge. He taught at Cheltenham College for many years and was head of the English Department.
Later, he moved to St. Ives, Cornwall, where he remained for the rest of his life, devoting his time to extensive research and writing, typing with two fingers on a rickety, antique typewriter. His vigorous, uncluttered and well informed work amounted to twenty-four volumes, ranging from the history of his adopted county to many on Shakespeare, as well as illuminating biographies of great English writers such as Thomas Hardy, Geoffrey Chaucer, Robert Browning, Doctor Johnson and William Wordsworth.
F.E. Halliday died in 1982.