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Book that helped Henry VIII annul his marriage and challenge the Pope discovered in Cornwall

A book that helped Henry VIII to build his case against the Pope and annul his marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, has been discovered at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock in Cornwall.

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Lost Gardens of Heligan celebrate 25 years by remembering the gardeners who went to war in 1914

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening to the public by remembering the gardeners who left a south Cornish paradise to go to war in 1914.

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More than a pile of stones: The archaeological quest at a burial chamber in Neolithic Cornwall

Jacky Nowakowski, of the Cornwall Archaeological Unit, tells Culture24 about the incredible restoration of Carwynnen Quoit, a megalith also known as The Giant's Frying Pan.

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Could a Cornish meadow be the site of a mass grave from a shipwreck 300 years ago?

Experts investigating the wreck of the Royal Anne, wrecked on Cornish shores after returning from Barbados nearly 300 years ago, believe 200 bodies could be buried in a meadow.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Roman gold, a medieval matrix and an amulet in Cornwall

Anna Tyacke, the Finds Liaison Officer for Cornwall, chooses a Roman gold bracelet or neck fragment, a medieval silver seal matrix and a first pestle amulet.

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Cornish archaeologists celebrate as 5,000-year-old "Devil's Frying Pan" of Carwynnen Quoit is restored

The capstone of a 5,000-year-old burial chamber has been lowered into place in Cornwall, ending a five-year project to restore a monument which collapsed almost 50 years ago.

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Flinders Petrie pot from 19th century Egyptian grave discovered in Cornish garage

A pot used to pay a taxi fare during the 1950s has been matched to a grave from a large cemetery excavated by the master of Egyptian archaeology more than a century ago.

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall enjoys Family Friendly Awards win

Organisers say they "could not be more chuffed" as Cornwall's National Maritime Museum celebrates victory at two major award ceremonies.

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Andrew Lanyon's The only non-slip dodo mat in the world at Falmouth Art Gallery

Andrew Lanyon presents The only non-slip dodo mat in the world at the Falmouth Art Gallery, an exploration of imagination and inventiveness across multiple disciplines.

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