Cleopatra - Last Queen Of Egypt

Joyce Tyldesley's biography reveals the truth behind the myths surrounding a highly intelligent ruler who steered her kingdom through turbulent times.

Read by Haydn Gwynne.

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01*20080128

Joyce Tyldesley's biography reveals the truth behind the myths surrounding a highly intelligent ruler who steered her kingdom through turbulent times.

Read by Haydn Gwynne.After the death of her father, Cleopatra VII is forced to share the throne with her ten-year-old brother Ptolemy.

02*20080129

Is there any truth in the legend that Cleopatra had herself delivered to Julius Caesar rolled up in a carpet?

03*20080130

Why did Julius Caesar spend so much time in Egypt and why did Cleopatra linger in Rome?

04*20080131

Cleopatra recognises a kindred spirit in Mark Antony.

But is her relationship with him one of passion or political expediency?

05 LAST*20080201

Cleopatra's liaison with Mark Antony is legendary, but what are the facts behind it? And how easy is it to self-inflict a snake bite?