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Duration: 1 hour

Art historian Dr Nina Ramirez reveals the codes and messages hidden in Anglo-Saxon art. From the beautiful jewellery that adorned the first violent pagan invaders through to the stunning Christian manuscripts they would become famous for, she explores the beliefs and ideas that shaped Anglo-Saxon art.

Examining many of the greatest Anglo-Saxon treasures - such as the Sutton Hoo Treasures, the Staffordshire Hoard, the Franks Casket and the Lindisfarne Gospels - Dr Ramirez charts 600 years of artistic development which was stopped dead in its tracks by the Norman Conquest.

Last on

Fri 15 Feb 2013 00:00 BBC Four

  • Norman Season

    Norman Season

    This programme was part of Norman Season on BBC Two and BBC Four, a collection of programmes highlighting the effect that the Normans have had on our civilisation.

  • About the Presenter

    Dr. Janina Ramirez is a presenter, lecturer and researcher in art history. She specialises in interpreting symbols, and examining art works within their historical context. Following a degree in English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford, Nina completed an MA at the Centre for Medieval Studies in York, before beginning a PhD on birds in Anglo-Saxon art and literature. Nina is now based at the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University. She is currently publishing her findings on bird symbolism and developing a definitive guide to Anglo-Saxon art.

  • Dr. Janina Ramirez in Durham

    Dr. Janina Ramirez in Durham


Janina Ramirez
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
Andy Robbins
Andy Robbins


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