During her life, Caroline Fox met some of the most important and noble people of her day, including scientists, royalty and famous writers.
The saying ‘in the limelight’ comes from Sir Goldsworthy Gurney’s invention of a bright light made using lime. This lighting was often used in theatres.
In the 1800s, miners left Cornwall to find work all over the world. Those who moved to Mexico introduced pasties and football to the country.
The Cornish landscape has changed dramatically from centuries past to the present day. By looking at maps through history we can track Cornwall’s progress.