Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Licoricia: Power & Prejudice

Rebecca Abrams

Chair: Miri Rubin

26/02/2023 5:00 pm
Kings Place, Hall 2

Ticket Price : £9.50

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Dubbed ‘totally fascinating, tragic and unforgettable’ by Simon Sebag Montefiore, Licoricia of Winchester, a 13th century Jewish financier, was the most important Jewish woman in medieval England. In turn royal favourite, widow, potentate and prisoner, her extraordinary life took place against a backdrop of civil war, bad government and the ever-present and terrifying spectre of antisemitism. Author Rebecca Abrams is in conversation with renowned professor of medieval and early modern history, Miri Rubin.

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Rebecca Abrams

Rebecca Abrams is an author, journalist and literary critic for the Financial Times.  She teaches creative writing at the University of Oxford and was writer-in-residence at Brasenose College, Oxford from 2017-20.  Her recent publications include The Jewish Journey: 4000 years in 22 objects (Ashmolean Museum).

Miri Rubin

Miri Rubin is an historian of the religious cultures of Europe with special interest in social relations, and attitudes to Jews.

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