Cornevalle, Cornewaille, Cornewayle, Cornoaille, Cornouaille, Cornouailles, Cornuaille

Cornouaille is a historic region located in the western part of Brittany, France, facing the Atlantic Ocean.

The name is the French equivalent for Cornwall. Maybe because the settlement of Cornouaille was migrant princes from Cornwall, and the founding of the Bishopric of Cornouaille.

One of the most significant connections is related to King Arthur’s mother, Igraine. According to some versions of Arthurian legend, Igraine hailed from Cornouaille in Brittany. The idea that Arthur’s mother was a Breton princess has been popular in certain retellings of the legend.

Various sites in Brittany, including Cornouaille, have local legends and stories that may have connections or influences from the broader Arthurian traditions. These legends often feature magical elements, knights, and heroic deeds.

Cornouaille | 400-600 AD

Cornouaille was originally part of the Celtic region of Armorica, which later became known as Brittany. The population of this region was made up of various Celtic tribes, with distinct languages and cultures.

The migration and movement of different groups during this period likely had an impact on the population and political landscape of Cornouaille. While the Roman Empire withdrew its military presence from Britain and Gaul, various Germanic and other tribes were moving in the western European regions. During this time, Brittany was divided into several smaller Celtic kingdoms. Cornouaille was one of these principalities, along with Domnonée and Bro-Waroch (Vannetais). These kingdoms were often ruled by local chieftains and kings.

Christianity was gradually spreading in Brittany during this period. Missionaries from Britain and Gaul played a role in converting some of the local population to Christianity. The establishment of early Christian communities and monasteries may have started in this era.

See also
Carbare-Cotins | The Legend of King Arthur
Cornwall | The Legend of King Arthur