Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Illuminations - a most enlightening experience

If you've not yet seen Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings, written and presented by Dr Janina Ramirez, then you've missed a treat. Over three luxurious hours Dr Janina unlocks the secrets of illuminated manuscripts that were custom-made for kings and explores the medieval world they reveal.

And just like the marvellous manuscripts she studies, decoding the complex imagery hidden within every border decoration and illuminated letter, Dr Janina is a rare treasure herself. She is a born communicator, brimming with passion and enthusiasm for her subject. Her insightful ideas regarding what medieval manuscripts say about the people who commissioned them, as well as the times in which they were written, make this one of the most accessible and absorbing History programmes in years.

So don't delay, follow this link, and watch it today!

If you'd like to lock the series away in your own library of wonders, you'll be pleased to hear that the DVD is available now from the British Library online shop.

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