Cornwall's Stannary Parliament could ignore laws made in Westminster.
Lanhydrock House was rebuilt in the 1880s after a devastating fire. For protection, the replacement had its own “modern” fire engines and fire extinguishers.
Many beaches were affected when the oil tanker Torrey Canyon was wrecked in 1967, but only 15% of the oil that leaked out came ashore in Cornwall. Much more was washed over to Brittany.
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.