After escaping from a colony of prisoners in Australia, Mary Bryant sailed 3,000 miles in a small boat to Indonesia. The journey took Mary and her fellow sailors 66 days.
The saying ‘in the limelight’ comes from Sir Goldsworthy Gurney’s invention of a bright light made using lime. This lighting was often used in theatres.
Originally brought to Cornwall as a slave by the Royal Navy, Joseph Emidy went on to become a popular violin teacher and composer.
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.