When people become a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, they choose a special Bardic name. This is usually in the Cornish language.
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.
One of Launceston Castle’s most famous residents was George Fox, who started the Quaker movement. He was imprisoned there in 1656 for spreading views that the government thought were dangerous.
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.