A thousand years ago Emma of Normandy was on trial for adultery, treason and murder. The Stones & Bones podcast tells the tale of the first woman styled Queen of England who stood at the center of a dark era of history. And changed it.
The Fox and the Hedgehog
From her first days in England, young Emma of Normandy had a formidable adversary. She could not imagine then how formidable. Soon she would know. The proverbial Fox and Hedgehog are about to square off.
As the Vikings carve a path of fire and blood through Saxon England, its weak king flees at the first shout of battle. Is this the work of
history’s first recorded wicked stepmother?
A woman desperate for her bloodline to continue fights at every turn for her sons to rise as kings. But first, she needs the oath.
It’s been said that home is where the heart is. But for Emma, only one place will do.
Even in the winter of life, love knows no yesterdays.
This figure is indispensable to British history and to Emma's story. But he didn't last long on her chessboard.
Disable the notifications on your computer that keep pinging throughout the podcast. It may not bother some but it’s very distracting to me.
Interesting historical fiction
I only had a small inkling of who Emma of Normandy was. I now realize she and other ladies were serious powers in their time. Their memory and legacies were destroyed by individuals (men and women) rewriting the truths of history. Thanks for shining a light on one tough woman!
Focus on the actual story at hand. Too many tangents. The narration sounds more like an audiobook than a podcast. Mispronounced names. Too many elaborate, unnecessary metaphors. This story has so much potential but the narration and script is lackluster.