When people become a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, they choose a special Bardic name. This is usually in the Cornish language.
The Cornish language motto of Cornwall’s Rugby Union team is "Fethy po fyliel an gwarry ha tra nahen!", which means "Win or lose, the game and nothing else!"
During the Civil War, Sir Bevil Grenville had a personal bodyguard named Anthony Payne. Two metres tall, Anthony was nicknamed ‘the Cornish Giant’.
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.