Originally brought to Cornwall as a slave by the Royal Navy, Joseph Emidy went on to become a popular violin teacher and composer.
Bretons (people from Brittany) joined the Cornish army during the Prayer Book Conflict. A Breton man called John Hammon was a gunner during the siege of Exeter.
Sir Henry Bodrugan was just 15 when his father died and too young to look after the family’s lands. King Henry VI claimed them until Sir Henry was old enough to look after them, using the money from the lands to build Eton College, near London.
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.