The Gough Map: a map of medieval Britain

Alixe Bovey took a journey around medieval Britain, guided by a 14th-century map, for the BBC Four medieval season. She explains what the map tells us, and reveals some of the hidden gems she found along the way

The 14th-century Gough Map

This article was first published in the April 2008 edition of BBC History Magazine

Scotland looked a bit like a sock, according to the makers of the Gough Map, one of the most important maps made in the Middle Ages, but their depiction of the rest of the British Isles was remarkably accurate.

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