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.
Cornish preacher Billy Bray was once a miner who spent his free time drinking and fighting. After changing his ways, he became a popular local religious figure.
As a percentage of the population, more people died because of the Civil War than the First World War (1914-1918).
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.