Wednesday, 27 June 2012

An Gof commemoration – 2012

Today marks the anniversary of the deaths of Michael Joseph An Gof and Thomas Flamank, who were executed in 1497 for leading a Cornish rebellion against the English crown.

Immediately prior to his death, An Gof is reputed recorded to have said that he would have "a name perpetual and a fame permanent and immortal".

And 515 year on, I was pleased to be able to attend the annual commemoration event at St Keverne tonight that remembered his name, as well as the sacrifice of the Cornish men and women from five centuries ago, who bravely stood up and died for Cornwall.

We should be proud to celebrate our strong and enduring identity, but we also need to ensure that Cornwall has a strong political movement for the future that can win greater self-government for our nation.

If you are not already a member of Mebyon Kernow, why not join up this week. Visit and join on-line.

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