Biographer and historian Dr. Amanda Foreman presents a landmark four-part BBC Two series on the history of women, from the dawn of civilisation to the modern day. This ambitious series sets out to redress a significant imbalance in global history, exploring the extraordinary and often overlooked role women have played in the forging of the modern world, as Amanda confronts the difficult questions: How did power become a male right? Why is the female body a living battleground? Who decided that women are inferior? In addition to asking the hard questions, the ‘Ascent Of Woman’ is also a celebration of women; from Enheduanna, the first known writer in history, to Margaret Sanger, the pioneer of women’s sexual liberation, the series will traverse the globe to uncover and interrogate key stories of women that have changed human history.
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