STONES AND BONES PODCAST
WITH HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR DEBORAH BREZINA
Emma, Queen of England, was put on trial for murder, adultery and treason…the grisly murder of a Prince that altered the line of future kings. Was the wife and mother of four British kings guilty of kidnapping, torture and treachery? Emma of Normandy was a central figure in the Norman, Saxon and Viking kingdoms and had as much influence on the shaping of western civilization as Queens Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth I, Victoria and Bloody Mary. Emma, Queen of England goes on trial…now.
EPISODE 1: 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.
EPISODE 2: NIGHTFALL
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?
EPISODE 3: THE OATH
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.
EPISODE 4: EMMA’S PLACE
It’s been said that home is where the heart is. But for Emma, only one place will do.
EPISODE 6: IRONSIDE
This figure is indispensable to British history and to Emma’s story. But he didn’t last long on her chessboard.
EPISODE 7: BIRTH OF A CONQUEROR
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.
EPISODE 8: THE NORTHAMPTON
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.
EPISODE 9: THE MENTOR
Any mentor can only go so far. Eventually the hero – or heroine – MUST face the unknown ALONE.
EPISODE 11: LONDINIUM
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.
The Stones and Bones podcast is based on an historical novel. The vast majority of the content is fact-based. Where the historical record is vague, creative license has been applied to provide thoughtful and thorough content to supplement the story.