Max Adams

Thu 11 July 2019

Unquiet Women: From the Dusk of the Roman Empire to the Dawn of the Enlightenment

In conversation with Sarah Ward

Wynflaed was an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who owned male slaves and badger-skin gowns; Egeria a Gaulish nun who toured the Holy Land; Gudrid, an Icelandic explorer and the first woman to give birth to a European child on American soil; Mary Astell, a philosopher who out-thought John Locke. Archaeologist, woodsman and biographer, Max Adams will bring to life the forgotten experiences of some of the most extraordinary women in history to overturn the idea that the women of this period were either queens, nuns or invisible.