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The princess who rewrote history - Leonora Neville

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Anna Komnene, daughter of Byzantine emperor Alexios, spent the last decade of her life creating a 500-page history of her father’s reign called “The Alexiad.” As a princess writing about her own family, she had to balance her loyalty to her kin with her obligation to portray events accurately. Leonora Neville investigates this epic historical narrative.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Leonora Neville
  • Director Els Decaluwe
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Music Vincent Groos
  • Sound Designer Samuel Chan
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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