Duke of Cornwall views archaeology collections during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark the bicentenary year of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, River Street, Truro, Cornwall. 22nd March 2018
The Principle Archaeologist of Cornwall Archaeological Unit talks to the Duke of Cornwall about some Cornish archaeological artefacts. Standing to the left are the Chairman of the Royal Institution of Cornwall and Director of the Royal Cornwall Museum. Standing by the table, on the right, are two museum volunteers and the Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer for Cornwall. The Royal Cornwall Museum is the main repository for archaeological archives in Cornwall. One of a series of images documenting the visit of the Royal Institution of Cornwall's patron, His Royal Highness Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, to the Royal Cornwall Museum and Courtney Library on 22nd March 2018. The visit by Prince Charles marked the bicentenary year of the Royal Institution of Cornwall. Photographer: Sophie Meyer / Nicki Foley.
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Author Judith Cook, Fowey, Cornwall. October 1993
Local author, Judith Cook, launches her new book 'To Brave Every Danger' at the Fowey Hotel. The book is an account of eighteenth century highway woman and convicted felon, Mary Bryant (born in Fowey in 1765), who was transported to Botany Bay, Australia, and escaped with her convict husband, children and other convicts in an open boat. They rowed for 66 days and arrived in Dutch West Timor. They were sent back to England in 1792, where they stood trial. Mary was pardoned having served the full sentence, went back to Cornwall and died after 1794. Judith Cook was a prolific author whose previous work included books on Shakespeare and the adaptation of two Daphne du Maurier books for the stage. Judith was born in 1933 and died in 2004. Photographer: Jonathan Barker.
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