The first person to whom Jesus appeared after his resurrection has been the victim of a 2,000 year smear campaign. This ground – breaking profile strives to set the record straight. Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute. Rather, she was a woman of wealth whose financial support was crucial to the early survival of Christianity. But, as biography reveals, the special relationship she had with Christ led to resentment among the other disciples and her reputation was tarnished as a result. Drawing on ancient texts, rare art and the researches of top scholars this far-reaching portrait compares the evidence we have the stories heard – and tries to reconcile them. She was a disciple who believed in the word of the lord long before many others, yet her reward was to be misrepresented for millennia!