Normal Women

3. Normal women

Nov. 9, 2023

Sapphism, the Cult of the Clitoris, coded diaries and a bower of bliss - Philippa Gregory tells the story of women who love women, and those who tried to stop them.  We hear from famous lesbians including Queen Anne and Gentleman Jack and less famous lovers rescued from the footnotes of history.

Joining Philippa to discuss the history of women who love women are:

  • TikTok stars Caitlin and Leah and
  • Professor Laura Gowing, who teaches women's history and queer history at King's College London. 

Normal Women: 900 Years of Making History 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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