Richard Trevithick’s Puffin’ Devil was the world’s first ever steam locomotive. However, it was destroyed in a fire while Richard and his friends stopped off at a pub for lunch.
During the Hundred Years War, ships from Fowey in Cornwall, known as the “Fowey Gallants”, helped to block the French port of Calais.
Cornwall's Stannary Parliament could ignore laws made in Westminster.
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.