Brief history of the Duchy of Cornwall
The official version of duchy history
Previous official versions of duchy history
Analysis of latest ducal claims
Suppression of Cornish identity
Duchy of Cornwall latest

The Duchy of Cornwall is a well-managed private estate which funds the public, charitable and private activities of The Prince of Wales and his family. The duchy estate was created in 1337 and its primary function was to provide an income for the heir to the throne. This, at least, is the story 'the duchy' maintains today.

However, this website provides those who seek information on the duchy with an alternative history of the Duchy of Cornwall. In fact, it is the only site offering a history of the duchy supported by references to primary source material.

Although the other duchy website has a ‘contact us’ facility, utilising this function will not result in any sort of meaningful dialogue. This is because the duke likes to talk at people, not enter into dialogue with people - particularly when the subject matter is his duchy’s own history.

This website helps explain why the Prince of Wales, aka ‘the peoples Prince’ will not respond to any representations from the people of Cornwall - a people who a while ago the Dux, or Leader, of Cornwall was only too pleased to acknowledge as his subjects who lived in a Duchy extra-territorial to England.

For further information, contact: johnangarrack@duchyofcornwall.eu


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