When people become a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, they choose a special Bardic name. This is usually in the Cornish language.
Daphne du Maurier wrote her first novel when she was just 22. Set in Polruan near Fowey, The Loving Spirit tells the story of a local boat building family.
Cornish newspaper owner and politician John Passmore Edwards campaigned for better facilities for poorer people. He used his own money to build libraries, schools, galleries and rest homes.
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.