During the time of King Arthur, what we now call Cornwall was one of the most powerful places in Britain thanks to wealth from tin and trading.
The soldier Sir Richard Grenville was given the nickname ‘skellum’ (meaning scoundrel or devil) after changing sides during the English Civil War.
After being arrested in 1548, William Kilter was jailed at Launceston Castle. It’s said Kilter was so strong that he could lie on his back and throw a heavy stone over one of the castle’s towers.
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.