Encounters with Medieval Women: Firebrand

Irina Dumitrescu and Mary Wellesley

In the fourth and final episode in their miniseries, Irina Dumitrescu and Mary Wellesley look at the life and work of pilgrim, entrepreneur and visionary mystic Margery Kempe, who dictated what is thought to be the first autobiography in English.

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Produced by Anthony Wilks

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