Extraordinary women have held positions of power throughout history. But, aside from the select few, why do we not hear about them? The middle ages are seen as a bloodthirsty time of Vikings, Saints and Kings: a patriarchal society that oppressed and excluded women. But by digging a little deeper into the truth, drawing on evidence from all disciplines, we can see that the 'dark' ages were anything but.
This evening, historian Janina Ramirez discusses the countless influential women who had their names struck from historical records and replaced with the word 'Femina' beside them. Ramirez restores them to their original positions as the power players who shaped history, exploring why they were removed from our historical narrative and why we were given such a warped view of history as a result.
Join us if you can for what promises a truly enlightening evening – all welcome!