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BBC Two | The Art That Made Us

BBC Two | The Art That Made Us

Margery Kempe: 15th Century Pilgrim in Conflict with Religion

Performed by Natasha Langridge


As part of a documentary series by BBC Two - The Art That Made Us I played the role of medieval mystic Margery Kempe. Performing excerpts from her book, a work considered by some to be the first autobiography in the English language, it is interspersed with experts views on her rebellious character.

 

Kempe's book, written through dictation, chronicles her domestic tribulations, her extensive pilgrimages to holy sites in Europe and the Holy Land, as well as her mystical conversations with God.