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Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 3: Mapping the World

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 10 months

Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps are snapshots of a moment in history and offer visions of distant lands, tempting explorers to plunder and conquer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 1: Windows on the World

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 10 months

Jerry Brotton shows how maps can be tools of power and snapshots of history. Henry VIII's maps of the British coast helped him exert control over the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 2: Spirit of the Age

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 10 months

Jerry Brotton shows how maps can reveal the fears and prejudices of their age, from medieval religious passion to Victorian obsession with poverty and disease. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Director:
Helen Nixon
Producer:
Helen Nixon
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund