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In the pivotal moments of history the little man is inevitably written out of the history books. Whatever happened to Cleopatra's milkman, Einstein's postman, Michelangelo's model or Shakespeare's gardener? Just maybe there was more going on behind the scenes than we could ever imagine.
Writers Lucy Caldwell, Heidi Regan and Jessica Ransom, take us behind the scenes for an alternative look at some great historical moments through the eyes of some unexpected - and, until now - overlooked witnesses who were there too!
It's history - but not quite as we know it!
Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint
by Lucy Caldwell
Reader: Corrine Kempa
Being overshadowed by a sibling takes on a whole new meaning when your sister is a figure of national notoriety.
Pretty As A Picture
by Heidi Regan
Reader: Raphael Koeb
Beauty and truth collide when a young assistant accompanies a master painter on an important royal commission.
She Wore a White Dress
by Jessica Ransom
Reader: Julie Dray
Dressing a queen is a great responsibility, especially for her final public appearance.
Producer: Heather Larmour
Today's afternoon reading sees the last in our 'I Was There Too!' series, readings which offer us an unexpected interpretation of some historic moments from some witnesses who were there too! It's history, but not as we know it!
This afternoon we travel to revolutionary France as a young dressmaker gives us her insight into dressing a Queen for the most public appearance of her life. Julie Dray reads 'She Wore a White Dress' by Jessica Ransom, Producer Heather Larmour.