marched against London 450 years ago when we were asked to pay taxes to help fund a war against the Scots.
There is no need to explore the events of May 1497 in detail, or to follow the 3-6,000 Cornishmen
who marched across the Tamar to their eventual defeat at Blackheath, near London, in June.
had been mining tin and copper in their homeland for centuries, and because of their acquired skills they were in great demand by those involved in mining ventures in America.
He tells her he is sharing a cabin with other Cornishmen
also on their way to Isle Royale Mine in Houghton, Michigan - Charles Fillbrook and a boy called Sobey.
I publicly apologise to all Cornish pasty fanciers, Cornishmen
, Cornishwomen and Cornish pets.
have started wearing kilts in an effort to distance themselves from being "English".
The last three campaigns have seen the clubs draw at Billesley Common, 9-9 in October but 27-27 and 26-26 prior to that, and go on to engage in lopsided victories in favour of the Cornishmen
in the return matches.
However, just a few seconds before the break Moseley entered a centrally-placed ruck illegally and gifted Cook another easy three and the Cornishmen
an 18-7 interval lead.
But Saturday's Crow Trees tussle against Redruth provides the ideal chance to pull away from the Cornishmen
, who lie just one place and three points behind them at third-bottom in the table.
Despite a storming second-half comeback, they were unable to make the final push as the Cornishmen
held on for a 27-22 win.
Boro made just one change from Saturday, with resilient centre-back Guy Hadland coming in for Justin Marsden as Wilkin went into the game with a 3-5-2 format that on the night bemused, baffled and bludgeoned the Cornishmen
to their heaviest defeat of the campaign.
For his part Thirlby spent the last two years playing in National Two with the club that gave him his first break in senior rugby and just a few weeks ago guided the Cornishmen
to the highest league finish in their history.