Rebecca Robinson

Episode 05: Reverse Applique

Aelfgyva, a sweet Saxon seamstress, suffers from sexual assault by King William’s brother Bishop Odo in the cell next to Cynewyn .  Aelfgyva and Captain Vital connect while Turold, dwarf jongleur, entertainer and spy for Queen Edith, arrives and lightens the mood.  Bishop Odo has evil intentions.

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Interview Kate Russel

Our writer, Rebecca Robinson, had the honor of interviewing Kate Russell. “Who’s that ?”, you might think. Kate is a librarian from Alderney, and along with Pauline Black and Robin Whicker, they started to create a 10 feet long embroidery to finish the famous Tenture of Bayeux, ten years ago. They imagined the scene after…

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Woman’s Aid

We have amazing news ! Piercing Time is now the proud supporter of a new charity, Woman’s Aid in the UK. Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation that is made up of hundreds of organisations. Since 1974, they have been offering life-saving services to women and children suffering from domestic abuse, education and public awareness….

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The Podcast Academy

We have some amazing news ! Our very talented writer, Rebecca Robinson, who created Piercing Time, is now proudly a member of The Podcast Academy. The Podcast Academy supports podcast makers and advance the cultural merit of the medium : “We celebrate, inspire and connect creators from around the world, while attracted new audiences to…

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Episode 04: Trapunto

At the Abbey, Cynewyn struggles to create the images for the Bayeux Tenture while Thurstan wanders across Europe, Russia and Turkey looking for hunting birds.  At the Emperor’s palace in Constantinople, Thurstan finally faces his past and is tempted to join the Varangian Guard.

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Episode 03: Cross-stitch

Cynewyn loses her baby in a tragic accident caused by Thurstan.  At the same time, Isabelle is safely delivered of her son, who she rejects and refuses to care for.  Before she runs away to her Abbey in Normandy, Isabelle arranges for Cynewyn to leave Drayton for the court of Queen Edith.

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Episode 02: Running Stitch

Cynewyn successfully pleads for food for her people, who are slowly starving because of the predations of Thurstan’s men.  Thurstan’s wife Isabelle, who is pregnant,  arrives from Normandy but is deeply unhappy to be in England.  Then, tragedy strikes.

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Episode 01: Baste Stitch

Cynewyn, chatelaine of Drayton manor, is ejected from her home after her cousins Morcar and Edwin rebel against the new King William and their lands are confiscated.  The new lord, Thurstan de Basset, the Grand Falconer to William, angers and alienates his new subjects.

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Prologue: Needle and Thread

At the end of the Battle of Hastings, two Norman soldiers wonder about the legacy of the Battle and their part in it.

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