Michael Rosen looks at how children's literature has tried to capture the excitement and danger of history.


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01Slaves And Centurions20001204From Byzantium to Hadrian's Wall, from Rosemary Sutcliffe to Asterix, woolly tribes and armoured legions clash in the pag.
02Kings, Queens And Peasants20001205In the New Forest, Captain Marryat's Children fought for their king, and 100 years later, Geoffrey Trease's Merry Me.
03Empire's Finest20001206Half the world is coloured red as we march with Henty and Kipling to India and with Haggard to Africa, but what happened to china?
04War And Peace20001207Percy F Westerman showed his young heroes finishing off the Hun, Biggles zapped the enemy from the air, but since WWII, children'.
05 LASTHistory Of The Future20001208Dan Dare shot into space and fought with the Mekon, then the Third World War broke out: one moment technology rules and t.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 March 199019900305Producer: WHITE, J
Next in series: 04 December 2000
Broadcast history
05 Mar 1990 09:35-12:00 (RADIO 3)
23 Apr 1991 09:35-12:00 (RADIO 3)
Recorded on 1987-04-23.
 Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 March 199019910423First broadcast on 1990-03-05
Producer: WHITE, J
Next in series: 04 December 2000
Broadcast history
05 Mar 1990 09:35-12:00 (RADIO 3)
23 Apr 1991 09:35-12:00 (RADIO 3)
Recorded on 1987-04-23.

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