On Wednesday 7 April, 1926 Benito Mussolini is shot at close quarters.
Who did it and why?
Sinead Cusack reads from Frances Stonor Saunders' account of the troubled life of Violet Gibson, the daughter of an Anglo-Irish lord, who attempted to assassinate Mussolini in Rome in 1926.
On Wednesday 7th April 1926, in front of a crowd of cheering Fascist supporters, Benito Mussolini is shot at close quarters.
The bullet nicks the bridge of his nose and the bleeding is profuse.
Who shot him and why did they do it?
Abridged by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.