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Shadow on the Crown - A Novel

Patricia Bracewell

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A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life. Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katie Firth

Length:

13h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:49


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

15:15


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:27


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:56


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:09


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:16


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

14:04


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

19:15


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

23:34


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

35:00


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

15:09


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

12:39


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

30:28


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

13:14


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

32:08


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

29:02


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

08:54


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

38:57


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

41:12


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

33:45


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

25:55


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

27:31


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

17:34


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

31:50


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

18:21


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

28:50


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

07:12


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

19:38


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

11:32


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

09:41


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

17:46


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

06:32


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

23:22


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

27:19


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

09:00


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

22:02


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

19:54


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

12:17


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

16:22


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

28:28


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

05:20


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

05:51


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

16:29


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

00:44