The Book Of The City Of Ladies

France's first professional woman author lived in the 15th century and wrote an allegorical fantasy about a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom.

Episodes

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20070610 (BBC7)
20100926 (BBC7)

Christine De Pizan's tale of building a fortress for women of valour, virtue and wisdom.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom.

With Kathryn Hunt.

20070610 (BBC7)
20100926 (BBC7)

Christine De Pizan's tale of building a fortress for women of valour, virtue and wisdom.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom.

With Kathryn Hunt.

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20051218 (BBC7)
20051219 (BBC7)
20070610 (BBC7)
20070611 (BBC7)
20080727 (BBC7)
20080728 (BBC7)
20090531 (BBC7)

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom.

Episodes 1-5 of 5.

Christine De Pizan's tale about building a fortress for women of valour, virtue and wisdom

Omnibus 01-052005051520050516
20051218 (BBC7)
20051219 (BBC7)
20070610 (BBC7)
20070611 (BBC7)
20080727 (BBC7)
20080728 (BBC7)
20090531 (BBC7)

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom.

Episodes 1-5 of 5.

Christine De Pizan's tale about building a fortress for women of valour, virtue and wisdom

012001010120050509 (BBC7)
20050510 (BBC7)
20051212 (BBC7)
20051213 (BBC7)
20070604 (BBC7)
20070605 (BBC7)
20080721 (BBC7)
20080722 (BBC7)
20090525 (BBC7)
20090526 (BBC7)
20100920 (BBC7)
20100921 (BBC7)
20111128 (BBC7)

Reason, Rectitude and Justice command Christine to oppose male slanders with a City of Ladies.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women of valour, virtue and wisdom.

Christine De Pizan's tale of building a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom.

With Kathryn Hunt.

012001010120050509 (BBC7)
20050510 (BBC7)
20051212 (BBC7)
20051213 (BBC7)
20070604 (BBC7)
20070605 (BBC7)
20080721 (BBC7)
20080722 (BBC7)
20090525 (BBC7)
20090526 (BBC7)
20100920 (BBC7)
20100921 (BBC7)
20111128 (BBC7)

Reason, Rectitude and Justice command Christine to oppose male slanders with a City of Ladies.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women of valour, virtue and wisdom.

Christine De Pizan's tale of building a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women from valour, virtue and wisdom.

With Kathryn Hunt.

022001010220050510 (BBC7)
20050511 (BBC7)
20051213 (BBC7)
20051214 (BBC7)
20070605 (BBC7)
20070606 (BBC7)
20080722 (BBC7)
20080723 (BBC7)
20090526 (BBC7)
20090527 (BBC7)
20100921 (BBC7)
20100922 (BBC7)
20111129 (BBC7)

Christine begins to lay the bricks of the city's walls, and sees visions of female valour through Reason's magic mirror.

Building the walls and visions of valour.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy of a fortress for women.

With Kathryn Hunt.

022001010220050510 (BBC7)
20050511 (BBC7)
20051213 (BBC7)
20051214 (BBC7)
20070605 (BBC7)
20070606 (BBC7)
20080722 (BBC7)
20080723 (BBC7)
20090526 (BBC7)
20090527 (BBC7)
20100921 (BBC7)
20100922 (BBC7)
20111129 (BBC7)

Christine begins to lay the bricks of the city's walls, and sees visions of female valour through Reason's magic mirror.

Building the walls and visions of valour.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy of a fortress for women.

With Kathryn Hunt.

032001010320050511 (BBC7)
20050512 (BBC7)
20051214 (BBC7)
20051215 (BBC7)
20070606 (BBC7)
20070607 (BBC7)
20080723 (BBC7)
20080724 (BBC7)
20090527 (BBC7)
20090528 (BBC7)
20100922 (BBC7)
20100923 (BBC7)
20111130 (BBC7)

Christine is blinded by the brilliance of women's minds, so Reason takes her underground to a Temple of Female Learning.

The brilliance of women's minds and a Temple of Female Learning.

With Kathryn Hunt.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy.

032001010320050511 (BBC7)
20050512 (BBC7)
20051214 (BBC7)
20051215 (BBC7)
20070606 (BBC7)
20070607 (BBC7)
20080723 (BBC7)
20080724 (BBC7)
20090527 (BBC7)
20090528 (BBC7)
20100922 (BBC7)
20100923 (BBC7)
20111130 (BBC7)

Christine is blinded by the brilliance of women's minds, so Reason takes her underground to a Temple of Female Learning.

The brilliance of women's minds and a Temple of Female Learning.

With Kathryn Hunt.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy.

042001010420050512 (BBC7)
20050513 (BBC7)
20051215 (BBC7)
20051216 (BBC7)
20070607 (BBC7)
20070608 (BBC7)
20080724 (BBC7)
20080725 (BBC7)
20090528 (BBC7)
20090529 (BBC7)
20100923 (BBC7)
20100924 (BBC7)
20111201 (BBC7)

Having proven women to be neither weak nor stupid, Christine and her guides look to the female virtues of loyalty and faithfulness.

Having proven women to be neither weak nor stupid, Christine looks to the female virtues of loyalty and faithfulness.

The female virtues of loyalty and faithfulness.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fortress fantasy.

With Kathryn Hunt.

042001010420050512 (BBC7)
20050513 (BBC7)
20051215 (BBC7)
20051216 (BBC7)
20070607 (BBC7)
20070608 (BBC7)
20080724 (BBC7)
20080725 (BBC7)
20090528 (BBC7)
20090529 (BBC7)
20100923 (BBC7)
20100924 (BBC7)
20111201 (BBC7)

Having proven women to be neither weak nor stupid, Christine and her guides look to the female virtues of loyalty and faithfulness.

Having proven women to be neither weak nor stupid, Christine looks to the female virtues of loyalty and faithfulness.

The female virtues of loyalty and faithfulness.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fantasy.

Christine De Pizan's allegorical fortress fantasy.

With Kathryn Hunt.

05 LAST2001010520050513 (BBC7)
20050514 (BBC7)
20051216 (BBC7)
20051217 (BBC7)
20070608 (BBC7)
20070609 (BBC7)
20080725 (BBC7)
20080726 (BBC7)
20090529 (BBC7)
20090530 (BBC7)
20100924 (BBC7)
20100925 (BBC7)

Exhausted after her labours, Christine finally comes to the Chapel of Women, where a huge female company appears, singing jubilantly, celebrating the book's completion.

A tired Christine reaches the Chapel of Women where a host of women appear to her, singing jubilantly at the book's completion.

At the Chapel of Women, there's jubilant singing.

With Kathryn Hunt.

At the Chapel of Women, there's jubilant singing at the completion of Christine De Pizan's book of fantasy.

05 LAST2001010520050513 (BBC7)
20050514 (BBC7)
20051216 (BBC7)
20051217 (BBC7)
20070608 (BBC7)
20070609 (BBC7)
20080725 (BBC7)
20080726 (BBC7)
20090529 (BBC7)
20090530 (BBC7)
20100924 (BBC7)
20100925 (BBC7)

Exhausted after her labours, Christine finally comes to the Chapel of Women, where a huge female company appears, singing jubilantly, celebrating the book's completion.

A tired Christine reaches the Chapel of Women where a host of women appear to her, singing jubilantly at the book's completion.

At the Chapel of Women, there's jubilant singing.

With Kathryn Hunt.

At the Chapel of Women, there's jubilant singing at the completion of Christine De Pizan's book of fantasy.