Worlds at war

These maps tell tales of battles, military strategies, wars and riots. Three of them reveal uncomfortable truths about

Northern Europe's anti-Catholic past: try to find Elizabeth I’s tantrum, Dutch images of Catholic monsters, and the routes taken by bigoted London rioters. Closer to the present day, you'll find out how British prinsoners of war planned their liberation by making maps from broken tiles and margarine, and discover how both British and German bomber pilots learnt to recognise urban areas from the air.

Elizabeth I's map of Britain

'Christian Knight' world map

The Gordon Riots

Prisoner of war map

German WWII bombing map

WWII Zone Map