Moments Past

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AR01The Night Eleanor Roosevelt Became Eleanor Roosevelt20111101

Written by Ellen Feldman.

Read by Miriam Margolyes.

First in a series of new short stories in which leading historical authors write about a particular moment from the past, one which went on to influence the future.

Today, how a shocking discovery changed the course of Eleanor Roosevelt's life.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

How a shocking discovery changed Eleanor Roosevelt's life.

AR02A Black Dog20111102

Written by Philippa Gregory.

Read by Maureen Beattie.

Short story series in which leading historical authors write about a particular moment from the past, one which went on to influence the future.

Today, bestselling author Philippa Gregory examines the life and trial of of Eleanor Cobham: the unlucky Duchess of Gloucester, who married Duke Humphrey, uncle to Henry VI of England, in 1428 and was accused of treasonable necromancy - using magic to destroy the king.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Eleanor Cobham, the Duchess of Gloucester, is accused of treasonable necromancy in 1441.

AR03 LASTHare Dreamer20111103

Written by Manda Scott.

Read by Colette O'Neil.

Short story series in which leading historical authors write about a particular moment from the past, one which went on to influence the future.

Manda Scott's story takes us back to 61AD and imagines the mood of the Eceni elders on the eve of the final battle of the Boudican revolt - which came tantalisingly close to ridding Britain of the Roman legions.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Colette O'Neil reads Manda Scott's story, set on the eve of Boudica's last battle in 61AD.