Sentence Examples

  • LYONNESSE, LYONESSE, LEONNOYS or Leonais, a legendary country off the south coast of Cornwall, England.
  • Early English chronicles, such as the Chronicon e chronicis of Florence of Worcester, who died in 1118, described minutely and without a suggestion of disbelief the flourishing state of Lyonnesse, and its sudden disappearance beneath the sea.
  • There is also a very ancient local tradition, apparently independent of the story of Lyonnesse, that the Scilly Islands formed part of the Cornish mainland within historical times.

How would you define Lyonnesse? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus

Also Mentioned In