Helen Glover was the first British rower to hold the Olympic, World and European Championship titles at the same time.
During the Civil War, Sir Bevil Grenville had a personal bodyguard named Anthony Payne. Two metres tall, Anthony was nicknamed ‘the Cornish Giant’.
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.