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28 October 2014
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Smugglers offloading contraband
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The smuggling Carters of Cornwall

The Carters of Prussia Cove are among the most famous of all the Cornish smugglers. From their protected haven on the south Cornish coast they held sway over the smuggling trade from 1770 to 1807. Of this celebrated gang, brothers John and Harry Carter emerge as the principal characters, with John as the self-styled "King of Prussia" in boyhood games, a title he retained as an adult, and the name subsequently given to his "kingdom", Prussia Cove. More...

Words: Sadie Butler

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