Terry Jones’s Great Map Mystery

John Ogilby published the first ever road atlas of Britain in 1675 but why did he concentrate on outlying parts of Wales (in itself an outlier)?

This 4 part TV series by the former Monty Python cast member, Terry Jones, reveals the curious background of political intrigue behind the atlas.  You need a subscription to Amazon TV to watch but it’s well worth it.  Great views of the beautiful Welsh countryside and a fascinating story of political intrigue and religious schisms that created this world first in map making.

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