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Bettany Hughes sets out on an epic journey across continents and back in time to trace the hidden and often controversial history of women in religion
(The series consists of 3 episodes)
Duration: 58:50 min (each episode)
Episode 1: When God was a Girl
Historian Bettany Hughes goes back to the beginning of time and visits the world's oldest religious site to find startling evidence that women were part of the very birth of organised religion.
Episode 2: Handmaids of the Gods
Historian Bettany Hughes continues her journey into the hidden and controversial history of women's place in religion as she uncovers the lost era of the priestess. She delves into the ancient Greek worship of the goddess of sex, Aphrodite, and finds out what this practice meant for women.
Episode 3: War of the Words
Award-winning historian Bettany Hughes discovers how the period known as the Dark Ages was in fact a golden age for a few remarkable women. She finds that education and the written word became vital tools for these women.