If Glasney College in Penryn had not been closed, it might have become a university, making it the third oldest in Britain after Oxford and Cambridge.
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 first ever feature-length film played in cinemas showed a boxing fight between Cornishman Bob Fitzsimmons and the American ‘Gentleman’ Jim Corbett in 1897.
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.