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.
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.
During the Civil War, King Charles I sent a letter of thanks to the Cornish for their support. Copies of this letter can still be seen in some churches in Cornwall.
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.