Gathering the Fragments : The Selected Essays of a Groundbreaking Historian
This selection of work by Professor Charles Thomas, Cornwall's leading historian, focuses on the more elusive titles from his long and illustrious career and covers the whole range of his output from folklore and archaeology to military and local history, and from cerealogy to cryptozoology. The book also includes unpublished material, as well as specially composed introductions to each chapter, a full biography and a select bibliography. Professor Charles Thomas CBE DL DLitt FBA FSA is a former President of the Council for British Archaeology, the Society for Medieval Archaeology, the Royal Institution of Cornwall, the Cornwall Archaeological Society and the Cornish Methodist Historical Society. He is currently the President of The John Harris Society. Edited by Chris Bond.
- Paperback | 216 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12mm | 324g
- 22 Mar 2012
- The Cornovia Press
- Redruth, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations
"This collection of his works, some published here for the first time, pays tribute to the vast length and breadth of scholarship of Cornwall's leading historian. It is also an anthology in which every one of its two dozen or more pieces burns with the author's love for his native county and emphasises the fact that if ever anyone deserves Rowse's mantle as our greatest living Cornishman, then it has to be Professor Thomas." Frank Ruhrmund, The Cornishman.
About Charles Thomas
Antony Charles Thomas, CBE, FSA is a British historian and archaeologist who was Professor of Cornish Studies at Exeter University, and the first Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, from 1971 until his retirement in 1991. He was recognised as a Bard of the Cornish Gorseth with the name Gwas Godhyan in 1953. He is also the former President of the Council for British Archaeology. He lives in Cornwall and is married to the crime writer Jessica Mann.