Normal Women

1. Normal Women...riot!

Oct. 25, 2023

Philippa tells the story of women rebels and rioters - from the leaders of the Peasants' Revolt to those arrested at the vigil for Sarah Everard. We hear from 'Captain' Ann Carter, leader of a seventeenth century food riot, hanged by the authorities and just one of the thousands of women Philippa has rescued from the footnotes of history and placed at the heart of her book 'Normal Women - 900 years of Making History'. 

Joining Philippa to discuss women-led strikes, protests and rebellions are:

  • Historian Sheila Rowbotham and
  • Dame Louise Casey, author of a report on London's Metropolitan Police Force.

Normal Women is Philippa Gregory's radical retelling of our nation’s story – not of the rise and fall of kings and the occasional queen, but a history of the millions of women missing from the record: wives and workers, viragoes and angels, female husbands, priests and pirates.

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