While the Cornish were by no means alone in their pursuit of ‘free trade’, it was the Duchy’s geographical proximity with Breton ports, along with affinities of language and culture, that gave Cornish smugglers their unique advantage. Perhaps the most famous/notorious...
Works of fiction by the likes of Daphne du Maurier – one-time resident of our hometown of Fowey – alongside the actual history of the region have forged a link between smuggling and Cornwall in the popular imagination. Smugglers themselves, and many Cornishmen,...
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