''I'll do it dreckly me 'andsome.''

Ahh, Cornwall. Or Kernow in Cornish. A small, seemingly insignificant [[strike:country]] county at the southern tip of UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry, but also so much more than that.

Cornwall is known for sun (which comes as a surprise to its inhabitants), sea, tin mining, surf dudes, Cornish pasties, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrecking_%28shipwreck%29 wrecking]], cider, mining, granite, Cornish pasties, fishing, mining, farming, the [[http://www.edenproject.com Eden Project]], a language few speak in real life, [[OverlyLongGag mining, Cornish pasties]], and a dialect that is nigh-indechiperable to anyone from 'up country', otherwise known as [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]]. Large stretches of coast, as well as Bodmin Moor, are protected as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With tin gone, fish gone and farming on wobbly territory, we thrive mostly on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmet_(Cornish) emmets]]. We just wish we didn't.
In fact, Cornwall is one of only four areas in the UK eligible for EU 'Objective One' funding: money given to poverty-stricken areas [[note]]Defined as being below 70% of the European GDP[[/note]]

Cornish nationalists are fanatically proud of their Celtic heritage and will insist Cornwall is a separate country or constituent- [[WithEuropeButNotOFIt with England but not of it.]] Largely because it should be. Who says Wales gets all the fun?

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!!Examples of famous/fictional people:

* The Duchy of Cornwall is the oldest dukedom in England, dating back to [[LeetLingo 1337]]. The title of Duke of Cornwall is held by the eldest legitmate son of [[BritishRoyalFamily the British monarch]] - but [[FollowInMyFootsteps only if they are next in line of succession to the throne]]. Hence, Prince Charles is the present Duke of Cornwall [[IHavemanyNames among his other titles]]; his present wife, Camilla, primarily uses the title Duchess of Cornwall.
** Bizarrely, King UsefulNotes/CharlesI offered to elevate Cornwall to a ''kingdom'' during the English Civil War in return for support from Sir Bevil Grenville. Though this didn't happen, up until the Great Reform Act of 1832 Cornwall was ridiculously overrepresented in Parliament due to a corrupt practice of enfranchising boroughs there where hardly anyone lived.
* Jethro: 'Comedian', if you like that sort of thing.
* Michael Adams, Britain's current #1 chess player, was born and brought up in Cornwall.
* KingArthur, maybe.
** Specifically, Arthur's mother Igraine was wife to Gorlois Duke of Cornwall. She was [[BedTrick bedded by the disguised Uther Pendragon]] at Tintagel in Cornwall, leading to Arthur's birth.
* Daphne Du Maurier, author of {{Rebecca}} and other works, lived and died in Cornwall but was born in London.
* William Golding, author of ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
* Cinque Izumi from ''DogDays'' is half-Japanese and half-Cornish.
* InspectorLynley, also the 8th Earl of Asherton, has the family seat, Howenstowe, in Cornwall, and thus grew up there. He and partner Barbara Havers visit the Lynleys in a couple of episodes, [[BusmansHoliday only to get tangled up in a local mystery]] each time.
* Ana Coppola from ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' is originally from Cornwall.
* Rory [=McGrath=], comedian born and raised in Redruth, best known for appearing in ''Series/TheyThinkItsAllOver''
* Richard Trevithick, first man to build a moving locomotive.

!! Media based in Cornwall:
* ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'' is set in Cornwall. (Specifically Mylor)
* ''Literature/TheCamomileLawn'': focuses on holidays in Cornwall before and after the ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarII''.
* ''DocMartin'' is set in a small [[QuirkyTown fishing village]] somewhere Cornwall-ish and filmed in Cornwall.
* ''Series/EchoBeach'', a short running SoapOpera set in the fictional Cornish village "Polnarren".
* ''Literature/FrenchmansCreek'': a novel set during the reign of UsefulNotes/CharlesII following the love short of a noble English lady and a French Pirate who is terrorizing the Cornish coast.
* [[Literature/TheBible Jesus]]. According to legend Jesus visited England (See ''And did those feet in ancient time'' a poem written by WilliamBlake) stopping off at Cornwall to teach the locals how to smelt tin for the ore.
* ''Film/ThePlagueOfTheZombies'' a HammerHorror Film set in a Cornish village.
* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''ThePiratesOfPenzance'' is based in Cornwall and features Cornish characters.
* ''The Pale Horseman'', the second novel in [[Creator/BernardCornwell Bernard Cornwell's]] ''[[Literature/TheSaxonStories Saxon Stories]]'', has the Saxon protagonist Uhtred briefly visit Cornwall and get entangled in the local politics.
* The [[Literature/{{Poldark}} Poldark novels]] and TV series written by Winston Graham who was Cornish.
* ''Series/WildWest'' a Dawn French sitcom featuring "quirky" characters. Ms French herself lives in the region.
* ''Wycliffe'', another TV drama series filmed in Cornwall. It was 1990s detective drama, based on the characters created by W.J. Burley who was Cornish himself.
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