The first ever feature-length film played in cinemas showed a boxing fight between Cornishman Bob Fitzsimmons and the American ‘Gentleman’ Jim Corbett in 1897.
When people become a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, they choose a special Bardic name. This is usually in the Cornish language.
Sir Henry Bodrugan was just 15 when his father died and too young to look after the family’s lands. King Henry VI claimed them until Sir Henry was old enough to look after them, using the money from the lands to build Eton College, near London.
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.