The story of Henry Jenner

In 2018, MAGA, the Cornish Language Partnership, produced a short documentary film in Cornish about Henry Jenner (1848-1934). He successfully campaigned to get Cornwall recognised as a Celtic nation and prove Cornish is a living language, as well as helping to establish Gorsedh Kernow in 1928. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), this lovely 12 minute film (in Cornish with English subtitles) covers Jenner’s life, and of course, features some great Cornish traditional music. The film opens with the tune An Dufunyans which was published as God’s Dear Son in Davies Gilbert’s Some Ancient Christmas Carols.

We’ve watched it several times, and will do again. Enjoy!