Dr Janina Ramirez

Cultural Historian. Broadcaster. Author.

Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons

Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons (2010) | BBC


In 2010,  Dr Janina Ramirez made her first documentary for BBC FOUR, Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons.

In this hour-long documentary, she reveals the codes and messages hidden in Anglo-Saxon art. From the beautiful jewellery that adorned the first violent pagan invaders through to the stunning Christian manuscripts they would become famous for, she explores the beliefs and ideas that shaped Anglo-Saxon art.

Examining many of the greatest Anglo Saxon treasures - such as the Sutton Hoo Treasures, the Staffordshire Hoard, the Franks Casket and the Lindisfarne Gospels - Dr Ramirez charts 600 years of artistic development which was stopped dead in its tracks by the Norman Conquest.