BBC History Magazine: ‘Pick of the Week… The Ascent of Woman’
The Ascent of Woman
Wednesday 2 September, 9.00pm
Dr Amanda Foreman travels across the world to examine the stories of the remarkable women who have influenced thousands of years of history. In the first episode, Foreman explores the lives of women who acquired great power while living in male-dominated societies. These include Enheduanna, who is believed to be the world’s first author, and Hatshepsut, one of ancient Egypt’s most famous queens.