Dr Janina Ramirez is a Sunday Times bestselling author, an Oxford lecturer, BBC broadcaster and researcher. She has presented and written over 30 hours of BBC history documentaries and series on TV and radio, and written seven books for children and adults.
Revelatory... Ramirez shows again and again that dark age Europe
was a far more various place than we like to believe
*Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian*
One of Femina's greatest strengths is that it is not just a collection of medieval heroines, although there are inspirational stories aplenty in its pages, but also a readable and wide-ranging account of the Middle Ages - with the women put back in - that forces us to look at familiar stories in new ways
*The Sunday Times*
It's about time these stories had a wider audience. They've been waiting long enough.
Passionate, provocative and brilliant, this book is a firecracker somehow captured between two covers
*Lucy Worsley, bestselling author of Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman*
Beautifully written, wonderfully free-ranging and gloriously original, Femina makes us look into the mists of history in new, exciting and provocative ways. A joyous read
*Peter Frankopan, bestselling author of The Silk Roads*