As a percentage of the population, more people died because of the Civil War than the First World War (1914-1918).
During the Civil War, Sir Bevil Grenville had a personal bodyguard named Anthony Payne. Two metres tall, Anthony was nicknamed ‘the Cornish Giant’.
Every year, hundreds of people from around Bude take part in a Christmas Day swim in honour of the long-serving Bude Surf Lifesaving Club member Mike Moyle.
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.