When South Crofty Mine closed, people had been taking tin out of the ground in Cornwall for almost 4,000 years.
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.
The soldier Sir Richard Grenville was given the nickname ‘skellum’ (meaning scoundrel or devil) after changing sides during the English Civil War.
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.