Chapter 9 – Devon and Cornwall

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Having traveled westward along the south of England, we arrive in Cornwall, a land with Celtic background that resisted the Romans and Saxons for centuries. The area also did not join with most of England after the Synod of Whitby (remember 664 AD?), remaining Celtic and monastic rather than parochial and Roman. It’s not surprising that mysticism abounds here; many saints have lent their names to places and stories residing in Cornwall.