This short film focuses on a 17th century manuscript about the decline of the Cornish language. William Scawen wrote this document in his house near St Germans in around 1688. Since then it has passed through various hands and, for the past 40 years, has been cared for by Cornwall Record Office. We take the document home for the first time in 300 years and interview Professor Mark Stoyle who, using his extensive research, tells us a bit more about the manuscript and the man behind it.
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