Dr Janina Ramirez

Cultural Historian. Broadcaster. Author.

The Search for the lost manuscript:
Julian of norwich

Clip | The Search for the Lost Manuscript: Julian of Norwich (2016) | BBC


The Search for the Lost Manuscript: Julian of Norwich.

In this hour-long documentary, Dr Janina Ramirez tells the incredible story of a book hidden for centuries in the shadows of history, the first book ever written in English by a woman, Julian of Norwich, in 1373.

Revelations of Divine Love dared to present an alternative vision of man's relationship with God, a theology fundamentally at odds with the church of Julian's time, and for 500 years the book was suppressed. It re-emerged in the 20th century as an iconic text for the women's movement and was acknowledged as a literary masterpiece.

Janina follows the trail of the lost manuscript, travelling from Norwich to Cambrai in northern France to discover how the book survived and the brave women who championed it.