Bettany Hughes and Natalie Haynes

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Join 5x15 with Natalie Haynes and Bettany Hughes- two leading historians who are giving voice to the women, girls and goddesses of the ancient world.

Natalie Haynes
Pandora's Jar

Natalie Haynes is the author of six books. Most recently Pandora’s Jar: Women and the Greek Myths (2020) and A Thousand Ships,published by Pan Macmillan in 2019, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020. She has written and recorded six series of Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics for BBC Radio 4. Series Seven will be broadcast in summer 2021.


Bettany Hughes
Venus and Aphrodite

Professor Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her films on histories and culture are regularly watched by over 200 million worldwide. Her most recent book is Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess (2019), published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Her Sunday Times best-selling Istanbul A Tale of Three Cities has been translated into twelve languages and was shortlisted for the Runciman Prize, her New York Times Bestseller The Hemlock Cup - Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life was shortlisted for the Writers’ Guild Award and her first book Helen of Troy - Goddess, Princess, Whore was translated into twelve languages. In 2019 she was Chair of the Man Booker Prize for International Fiction.


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