Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London, and
a leading expert in the history of maps and Renaissance cartography. His most recent book,
The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection (2006), was
short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize as well as the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize. In
2010, he was the presenter of the BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'.