All publications: a list

Cornwall at the Crossroads thirty years on’, in Garry Tregidga (ed.), In Search of Cornwall, Cornish Story/ICS, 2021, pp.9-16.

‘Propaganda and the Tudor state or propaganda of the Tudor historians?’, in Philip Payton (ed.), Cornwall in the Age of Rebellion, 1490-1690, University of Exeter Press, Exeter, 2021, pp.24-39.

The Real World of Poldark: Cornwall 1783-1820, CoSERG, Redruth, 2021.

Review of S.J.Drake, Cornwall, Connectivity and Identity in the Fourteenth Century, in Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries XLII:VII (2020), p.225.

The Surnames of Cornwall, CoSERG, Redruth, 2019. Available from Amazon.

Industrial Celts: Making the modern Cornish identity 1750-1870, CoSERG, Redruth, 2018. Available from Amazon.

‘Religion, geography and identities in Cornwall: the Bible Christians’ in Garry Tregidga (ed.), Remembering the Bible Christians, ICS, Penryn, 2017, pp.14-25.

From a Cornish Study: Essays on Cornish Studies and Cornwall, CoSERG, Redruth, 2017. Available from Amazon.


‘A prophet with honour: an appreciation of the work of Ronald Perry’, written for Cornish Studies but unpublished

‘The Cornish Movement and Cornishness: Neil Kennedy’s Cornish Solidarity’, paper intended for Cornish Language Conference, Penzance, February 2017

‘Who is the Cornish voter? Social variables and party choice in Cornwall’, Cornish Studies, forthcoming

‘Regional identity in late nineteenth-century England; discursive terrains and rhetorical strategies’, International Journal of Regional and Local History, 16.2 (2016), pp.59-74.

CFGA coverCornwall’s First Golden Age: From Arthur to the Normans, Francis Boutle, London, 2016

‘The problem of Cornish devolution in a context of neoliberalism’, paper presented to symposium ‘A Cornish Assembly?’, ICS, University of Exeter in Cornwall, March 2015

Cornwall, an inside-out industrial region in Philip Payton, Alston Kennerley and Helen Doe (eds), The Maritime History of Cornwall, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2014, pp.276-83.

The unimportance of being Cornish in Cornwall, in Philip Payton (ed.), Cornish Studies Twenty-One, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2013, pp. 17-32.

Are Cornish politics Celtic? 2013, paper given to Politics of the Celtic fringe symposium, Tremough, 2013.

The land’s end: the great sale of Cornwall, CoSERG: Redruth, 2013. Available to buy as book or e-book from Lulu

Chameleon Celts in Michael Newton (ed), Celts in the Americas, Cape Breton University Press: Sydney NS, 2013, pp.39-55.

‘What are the Cornish boys to do? How changing industry affected Cornwall’s population’ in Amongst heroes: the artist in working Cornwall, Two Temple Place: London, 2013, pp.49-61.

‘D’une ethnie à une nation ? Les trois moments de l’identité cornouaillaise moderne’, Le Bulletin d’Histoire Politique 21.1 (2012), pp.57-70.bhp-vol-21-no-1-192x300

Review of Cathryn Pearce, Cornish Wrecking 1700-1860 in Local Population Studies 87 (2011)

Cornwall and the Cornish, Alison Hodge: Penzance, 2010.

‘Mining the data: what can a quantitative approach tell us about the micro-geography of nineteenth century Cornish mining?’in Philip Payton (ed.) Cornish Studies Eighteen, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2010, pp.15-32.

‘Cornishness and Englishness: nested identities or incompatible ideologies?’, International Journal of Regional and Local Studies 5.2 (2009), pp.9-29.

Review of John Rule, Cornish Cases: Essays in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Social History, in English Historical Review CXXIII, 502 (2008), pp.769-71.

Cornish Cases and Cornish social history’ in Philip Payton (ed.), Cornish Studies Sixteen, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2008, pp.229-43.

Review of Iwona Sagan and Henrik Halkier (eds), Regionalism Contested: Institutions, Society and Governance, in European Urban and Regional Studies 15.1 (2008), pp.87-89.

‘Historic legacies and modern challenges: The Cornish language’ in Regina in Cornwall, ProjectBase, 2007, pp.72-75.

Cornwall: A concise history, University of Wales Press: Cardiff, 2007.

‘Deconstructing Kernowek Kemyn: A critical review of Agan Yeth 4’ in Michael Everson et al., Form and Content in Revived Cornish, Evertype: Westport, 2007, 69-84.

‘County, nation, ethnic group: the shaping of the Cornish identity’, International Journal of Regional and Local Studies , 3.1 (2007), pp.5-29.

(with Sharron Schwartz) ‘Cornish identities and migration: a multi-scalar approach’, Global Networks 7.3 (2007), pp.289-306.

Communities families and migration: some evidence from Cornwall’, Family & Community History 10.1 (2007), pp.49-60.

‘Reconstructing a regional migration system: net migration in Cornwall’, Local Population Studies 78 (2007), pp.28-46.

‘”We don’t travel much, only to South Africa”: Reconstructing nineteenth-century Cornish migration patterns’, in Philip Payton (ed.), Cornish Studies Fifteen, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2007, pp.90-116.

‘Cornish or Klingon? The standardization of the Cornish language’, in P. Payton (ed.), Cornish Studies Fourteen, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2006, pp.13-23.

‘From Cornish Studies’ to ‘Critical Cornish Studies’: Reflections on Methodology’, in P. Payton (ed.), Cornish Studies Twelve, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2005, pp.13-29.

The Cornish Family, Cornwall Editions: Fowey, 2004.

‘Under construction: Culture and regional formation in south-west England’, European Urban and Regional Studies, 11, 3 (2004), pp.213-25.

(with Moira Donald) ‘In search of community history’, Family & Community History 7, 1 (2004), pp. 13-19.

‘The Cornish Identity’ in Heritage Unlocked, English Heritage: London, 2004, pp. 8-10.

Review of John Titford, Searching for Surnames in Family & Community History 7 (2004), pp.81-82.

(with Dick Cole and Garry Tregidga) MK and the History of Cornish Nationalism, Welsh Academic Press: Cardiff, 2003.

‘British national identity’ and ‘The Cornish and Manx languages’ in D. Loades (ed.), Reader’s Guide to British History, Routledge/Taylor and Francis: London, 2003, pp.657-59 and 765-66.

‘Propaganda and the Tudor State or propaganda of the Tudor historians?: a review of J.P.D.Cooper’s Propaganda and the Tudor State’, in Philip Payton (ed.), Cornish Studies Eleven, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2003, pp.317-28.

‘Religion and Community: Frameworks and Issues’, Journal of Family & Community History 5, 1 (2002), pp. 33-44.

‘Cornish Studies: new discipline or rhetorical space?’, in P. Payton (ed.), Cornish Studies Ten, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2002, pp. 24-43.

‘Imagining the Fishing: Artists and Fishermen in Late Nineteenth Century Cornwall’, Rural History 12, 2 (2001), pp. 159-78.

‘The reformulation of territorial identity: Cornwall in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’, PhD thesis, Open University, 2001.

The Cornish and the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Cornish National Minority Steering Group with the assistance of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust: Truro, 2000.

‘In search of the missing “turn”: the spatial dimension and Cornish Studies’, in P. Payton (ed.), Cornish Studies Eight, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 2000, pp. 213-30.

Foreword to Alan Kent (ed.) Voices from West Barbary: an anthology of Anglo-Cornish poetry 1549-1928, Francis Boutle: London, 2000, pp. 13-14.

Review of John Angarrack, Breaking the Chains in Philip Payton (ed.), Cornish Studies Eight, 2000, pp.231-34.

Review of Barry Reay, Microhistories: demography, society and culture in rural England, 1800-1930 in Family & Community History 3 (2000), pp.161-62

(with Lynne Thompson) ‘Back to the land? Service and self-interest in adult education in rural England 1920-45’, in B.Merrill (ed.) The Final Frontier; Exploring Spaces in the Education of Adults, Proceedings of the 29th Annual SCUTREA Conference. University of Warwick, 1999, pp. 63-68.

Review of Edwin Jaggard, Cornwall Politics in the Age of Reform in The Local Historian 30 (2000), pp.269-70.

‘Proto-regionalisation: the case of Cornwall’, Journal of Regional and Local Studies 18 (1998), pp. 27-41.

‘A forgotten migration stream: the Cornish movement to England Wales in the nineteenth century’, in P. Payton (ed.) Cornish Studies Six, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 1998, pp. 96-117.

(with Ella Westland) ‘Centering a degree on the periphery: curriculum design in Cornwall and the politics of space’ in R. Benn, ed., Research, teaching, learning: making connections in the education of adults. Proceedings of the 28th Annual SCUTREA Conference, University of Exeter, 1998, pp. 47-51.

Review of J.D.Marshall, The tyranny of the discrete. A discussion of the problems of local history in England in Family & Community History 1 (1998), pp.86-87.

‘“The hollow jarring of the distant steam engines”: images of Cornwall between West Barbary and Delectable Duchy’ in E. Westland (ed.), Cornwall: The cultural construction of place, Patten Press: Penzance, 1997, pp. 7-24.

‘Proto-industrialization and potatoes: a revised narrative for nineteenth century Cornwall’, in Philip Payton (ed.) Cornish Studies Five, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 1997, pp. 60-84.

‘Language revival and language debate: modernity and postmodernity’, Cornish Studies Four, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 1996, pp. 88-106.

Review of Marilyn Palmer and Peter Neaveson, Industry in the Landscape 1700-1900 in The Local Historian 26 (1996), p.120.

Review of Norman Pounds, The Culture of the English People: Iron Age to the Industrial Revolution in The Local Historian 25 (1995), p.116.

‘And shall Trelawny Die? The Cornish identity’ in P. Payton (ed.) Cornwall Since the War: The Contemporary History of a European Region, Dyllansow Truran: Redruth, 1993, pp. 200-23.

(with Philip Payton) ‘The ideology of language revival’ in P. Payton (ed.) Cornwall Since the War: The Contemporary History of a European Region, Dyllansow Truran: Redruth, 1993, pp. 271-90.

(with Philip Payton) ‘ Re-inventing Cornwall: culture change on the European periphery’ in Philip Payton (ed.) Cornish Studies One, University of Exeter Press: Exeter, 1993, pp. 60-84.

(with Colin Robins) Merlin’s Diner, Cornwall Books: Tiverton, 1992.

‘Conybeare for ever’ in T.Knight (ed.), Old Redruth: Original Studies of the Town’s History, Redruth Old Cornwall Society: Redruth, 1992, pp. 37-43.

‘A walk around Redruth’s history’, in Redruth Town Guide, Redruth Town Council, 1992, pp.18-45.

Liskeard and its People in the Nineteenth Century, Redruth, 1989.

‘The smile on the face of the Cornish cat’, Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 72, 1988-89, pp. 3-8.

(with Andrew George and Ronald Perry) Cornwall at the Crossroads, CoSERG: Redruth, 1988.

‘“A race apart”: the fishing communities of the west in the nineteenth century’, Old Cornwall 10 (1988), pp.268-71.

‘An idea moves west: the days before 1919’ and ‘The inter-war years: making it work 1920-38’ in Gordon McCallum (ed.), A Story of Adult Education in Cornwall, Workers Educational Association & Weavers Press: Zennor, nd 1987?, pp.1-51.

‘Migration and the mining industry in east Cornwall in the mid-nineteenth century’, Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall 10 (1986-87), pp. 84-104.

‘How many went? The size of the Great Cornish Emigration of the nineteenth century’, Devon and Cornwall Notes and Quarterly, (1986), pp.

‘Heroic individualists? The Cornish miners and the five-week month 1872-74’, Cornish Studies 14 (1986), pp. 39-52.

‘The electoral impact of Cornish nationalism’ in C.O.Luain (ed.) For a Celtic Future: A Tribute to Alan Heusaff, Celtic League: Dublin, 1983, pp. 243-52.

‘Is Cornwall an internal colony?, in C.O.Luain (ed.) For a Celtic Future: A Tribute to Alan Heusaff, Celtic League: Dublin, 1983, pp. 259-72.

‘Attempts at unionism by Cornish metal miners in 1866’, Cornish Studies 10 (1982), pp.27-36.