During the Civil War, King Charles I sent a letter of thanks to the Cornish for their support. Copies of this letter can still be seen in some churches in Cornwall.
After being arrested in 1548, William Kilter was jailed at Launceston Castle. It’s said Kilter was so strong that he could lie on his back and throw a heavy stone over one of the castle’s towers.
In 1833, Ann Glanville and her all-female team of rowers beat the ten best male gig rowing crews in France.
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.