When people become a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, they choose a special Bardic name. This is usually in the Cornish language.
Richard Trevithick is known for inventing steam engines, but also had plans to create an iron tower in London. If this had been built, it would have been as tall as France’s Eiffel Tower.
The 1595 Spanish raid on west Cornwall was predicted by the old saying “They shall land on the Rock of Merlin, Who shall burn Paul, Penzance and Newlyn.”
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.