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Oct 12, 2011 - St. Micheal's Mount

Marazion, Cornwall St. Michaels Mount is accessible by foot when the tide is out. When King Henry V declared war on France in the early 15th century, he seized it from France for the crown of England. It is a National Trust property. It was blustery and the surf sailors were out. Falmouth, Cornwall Pendennis Castle a English Heritage property Built by Henrey VIII in 1540-45 as an artillery fort to protect England from Catholic invasions by France and Spain. Again, we would have loved to see this castle but it was up one of those hills that...

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Sep 2, 2007 - St Michael's Mount

A must see in Cornwall is a St Michael's Mount. So named because a local fisherman saw the archangel Michael appear on the mount in 495 as the legend goes. It became a place of pilgrimage all the more entrenched when the Benedictine monks set up a monastry after the Normans invaded and took control in the later part of the 11th century. As with most monastries though, it didn't survive King Henry VIII's dissolution and it became a fortress to protect against any potential invasions from France. In the later part of the 17th century it was...

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