Chat, gossip, message boards, fora, whatever you call it, this is where you'll find it! Dating and Relationships is a great place to talk about relationships, sex, dating and marriage. You can see all the latest Conversations on this page. To start your own Conversation, first go the relevant room then click "Start a new Conversation". Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, and a large part of the Cornubian batholith is within Cornwall.
It continued to be occupied by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later (in the Iron Age) by Brythons with distinctive cultural relations to neighbouring Wales and Brittany.
There is little evidence that Roman rule was effective west of Exeter and few Roman remains have been found.
Cornwall was the home of a division of the Dumnonii tribe – whose tribal centre was in the modern county of Devon – known as the Cornovii, separated from the Brythons of Wales after the Battle of Deorham, often coming into conflict with the expanding kingdom of Wessex before King Athelstan in AD 936 set the boundary between English and Cornish at the high water mark of the eastern bank of the River Tamar.
From the early Middle Ages, British language and culture was apparently shared by Brythons trading across both sides of the Channel, evidenced by the corresponding high medieval Breton kingdoms of Domnonée and Cornouaille and the Celtic Christianity common to both territories.
Some people question the present constitutional status of Cornwall, and a nationalist movement seeks greater autonomy within the United Kingdom in the form of a devolved legislative Cornish Assembly.
The name Cornwall derives from the combination of two separate terms from different languages.The Corn- part comes from the hypothesised original tribal name of the Celtic people who had lived here since the Iron Age, the Cornovii.The second element -wall derives from the Old English w(e)alh, meaning a "foreigner" or "Welshman".Historically tin mining was important in the Cornish economy, becoming increasingly significant during the High Middle Ages and expanding greatly during the 19th century when rich copper mines were also in production.In the mid-19th century, however, the tin and copper mines entered a period of decline.Subsequently china clay extraction became more important and metal mining had virtually ended by the 1990s.