During the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell abolished the Duchy of Cornwall, which was linked to the royal family, and gave its income to Parliament.
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 language play Bewnans Meriasek (The Life of St Meriasek) shows the Duke of Cornwall as a hero fighting to save Cornwall from the evil King Tewdar.
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.