During the time of King Arthur, what we now call Cornwall was one of the most powerful places in Britain thanks to wealth from tin and trading.
One of Launceston Castle’s most famous residents was George Fox, who started the Quaker movement. He was imprisoned there in 1656 for spreading views that the government thought were dangerous.
During the Prayer Book Conflict, the English army killed 900 unarmed Cornish prisoners at Clyst Heath in Devon. This became known as the Clyst Heath Massacre.
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.