During the Civil War, Sir Bevil Grenville had a personal bodyguard named Anthony Payne. Two metres tall, Anthony was nicknamed ‘the Cornish Giant’.
When crossing over the Royal Albert Bridge from Cornwall, you do not enter Devon until you pass over the east bank of the River Tamar. The whole of the river is in Cornwall.
After escaping from a colony of prisoners in Australia, Mary Bryant sailed 3,000 miles in a small boat to Indonesia. The journey took Mary and her fellow sailors 66 days.
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.