OU on the BBC: Divine Women

Historian Bettany Hughes reveals the hidden history of women in religion, from dominatrix goddesses to feisty political operators and warrior empresses 

  • Duration 5 mins
  • Updated Wednesday 22nd February 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under TV, Divine Women
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In this provocative new series, Bettany Hughes tells the stories of the extraordinary women whose legends and lives cast new light on some of the hottest arguments about the role of women in religion today. And drawing on cutting edge scholarship and archaeological evidence, she reveals what her favourite women in religion tell us about the lives of the real flesh and blood women of their day.

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