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Keyboard shortcuts
General shortcuts
H
Hides or displays cliff terrain
M
When you select a monument to build, its image attaches to the cursor and shows you how much land the monument will occupy. Pressing "M" freezes the monument's footprint to that location so you can look around to see how it will fit. Press "M" again to resume normally, or click to build the monument there.
P
Pauses the game (you can't build while paused).
R
When building a Gatehouse, Temple Complex, or Statue rotates the structure (to help them fit).
ESC
Exits the game
F7
Set to 640x480 resolution
F8
Set to 800x600 resolution
F9
Set to 1024x768 resolution

Overseers shortcuts
1
Overseer of the Military
2
Political Overseer
3
Ratings Overseer
4
Overseer of Commerce
5
Overseer of the Granaries
6
Overseer of Public Health
7
Overseer of Learning
8
Overseer of Diversions (Entertainment)
9
Overseer of the Temples
0
Overseer of the Treasure
Overseer of the Monuments  
Chief Overseer

Risks and overlay shortcuts
C
Shows "Risks: Crime" Overlay, or orders the selected Charioteer company to charge
D
Shows "Risks: Damage" Overlay
F
Shows "Risks: Fire" Overlay, or orders a selected company to return to their fort
R
If a military company is selected, rotates the company, OR orders a ship to return to the shipwright for repairs
T
Shows the "Risks: Problems" Overlay, OR if a military company is selected issues the hold ground in tight formation command
W
Shows the Water Overlay
X
Shows the Tax Overlay
Y
Shows "Risks: Malaria" Overlay
Z
Shows "Risks: Disease" Overlay
SPACE
Toggles between your last selected Overlay and the Normal View

Military commands shortcuts
A
Orders the selected warship to attack all enemies
E
Orders a selected transport to evade all enemies
H
Orders a selected ship to hold its position
L
Centres the view on a different military unit each time it is pressed, or if a company is already selected puts them in the Loose Formation
M
When a military company is selected issues the "mop up" command
N
Orders a selected company or warship to attack any enemy
W
Orders the selected ship back to its wharf

Bookmark  shortcuts
Ctrl &F1
Creates an F1 bookmark at the current map location
Ctrl & F2
Creates an F2 bookmark at the current map location
Ctrl & F3
Creates an F3 bookmark at the current map location
F1
Goes to the map location for the F1 bookmark
F2
Goes to the map location for the F2 bookmark
F3
Goes to the map location for the F3 bookmark