Historian Charlotte Gray delves into the lives of the mothers of powerful men. In 2003, when Charlotte Gray won the Pierre Berton Prize for “distinguished achievement in popularizing and promoting Canadian history,” with an ailing Berton in attendance (he died the following year), a certain passing of the torch seemed to be taking place.
Indeed, two decades on, Gray remains one of the few writers – along with Margaret MacMillan, Stephen Bown, Tim Cook and Mark Bourrie – regularly producing popular (that is, readable, non-memoir-based and non-academic) works of Canadian history.
In the series:
Jan. 7: with Sarah Gristwood on The Modern Royals: Twists & Turns of the English Monarchy
Jan. 14: with Charlotte Gray “Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons; The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt”
Feb. 11: with Laura Thompson on “The Heiresses”
Apr. 14: with Rory Cormac on “Crown, Cloak & Dagger”
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