Bettany Hughes

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Bettany Hughes is widely acknowledged as the best of the new generation of TV historians. She is a research fellow at Kings College, London and her most recent book ,The Hemlock Cup: Socrates Athens and the Search for the Good Life, was selected as Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4

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2013

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Bettany Hughes’ BBC2 documentary, Divine Women examined the pivotal role of goddesses and women in many religions and asked why these stories have been nearly invisible in the official histories of so many cultures. Here, Hughes, along with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, focussed on the divine feminine within the Jewish religion and other ancient belief systems.

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