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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.

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.

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Warrior Queen

4/20/2022
Almost two-thousand years ago, a Celtic queen proved the truth of the famous saying “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

Duration:00:19:15

Londinium

4/14/2022
Samuel Johnson, considered England’s greatest man of letters, famously said: “When a man is tired of London, he’s tired of life.” London’s fascinating history is one reason why.

Duration:00:16:48

The Game

4/6/2022
Chess is battle on a board. There can only be one winner.

Duration:00:17:27

The Mentor

3/31/2022
Any mentor can only go so far. Eventually the hero – or heroine – MUST face the unknown ALONE.

Duration:00:14:08

The Mentor

3/30/2022
Any mentor can only go so far. Eventually the hero—or heroine—MUST face the unknown ALONE.

Duration:00:14:20

The Northampton

3/24/2022
Of Emma of Normandy, Sir Winston Churchill wrote: “Few women in history have stood at the centre of such remarkable converging forces.” But another powerful woman stood in her way.

Duration:00:15:41

Birth of a Conqueror

3/16/2022
How did one of history’s most famous kings come to be? Yet without Emma of Normandy, he would be a fleeting figure through time.

Duration:00:18:52

Ironside

2/23/2022
This figure is indispensable to British history and to Emma's story. But he didn't last long on her chessboard.

Duration:00:17:23

Winter Queen

2/16/2022
Even in the winter of life, love knows no yesterdays.

Duration:00:14:19

Emma’s Place

2/9/2022
It’s been said that home is where the heart is. But for Emma, only one place will do.

Duration:00:13:23

The Oath

2/2/2022
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.

Duration:00:14:32

Nightfall

1/26/2022
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?

Duration:00:15:59

The Fox and the Hedgehog

1/19/2022
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.

Duration:00:14:20

Christmastide

12/22/2021
Queen Emma wishes everyone NOEL! The holiday greeting she likely would've given. As a French import herself, NOEL originated in France but became a favored traditional greeting in the medieval era. Let's join Emma for Christmastide. A joyous time, a joyous greeting, a joyous wish to all!

Duration:00:13:08

An Interview with British Historian Dr. Daniel Gerrard

12/17/2021
Dr. Daniel Gerrard is a British historian of the High Middle Ages and the author of three books. Professor Gerrard teaches medieval history at Regents Park College, Oxford University and specializes in the biography of Emma of Normandy, the first biography of an English queen, the Encomium Emmae Reginae. This interview focuses on the early days of Emma of Normandy in England and the trauma she experienced just months after her arrival as young bride and queen, the St. Brice’s Day Massacre....

Duration:00:52:42

Massacre

12/1/2021
Oxford. Key hub at the crossroads of Roman roads. And the flashpoint of the Viking conquest of England. The Saxon king orders a massacre of all Danes, his queen’s kith and kin. As England sinks beneath the Viking yoke, she asks, is this why she came?

Duration:00:11:21

There Be Dragons!

11/24/2021
One creature is instantly recognized the world over. Remarkably similar in all cultures. To Queen Emma, these creatures were not mythical. They were real. But they don’t exist, do they? So why are they everywhere?

Duration:00:15:28

Otherworld

11/17/2021
Lord, what fools these mortals be! Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream transports us to the Otherworld. For Emma of Normandy fairies and elves were never far below the surface. There are countless stories of their origins. This is one.

Duration:00:15:33

Go Berserk!

11/10/2021
A 1000 years ago a treasure was buried. Not of gold. A chess set. A Viking chess set. How do we know? Berserkrs. Vikings who’d go berserk and kill and kill ‘til there was no one left to kill. Who said chess was just a game?

Duration:00:15:47

Blood Eagle

11/3/2021
From the fury of the Northmen, oh Lord, deliver us! A prayer not for deliverance from a bunch of long-haired tourists who roughed up the neighbors. But a merciless scourge who executed the Blood Eagle.

Duration:00:11:20