In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, we travel to Shropshire, a landlocked county in the West Midlands. We head to the tiny village of Kinlet, nestled in the rural countryside. Although it once stood next to the Blount's country manor house, today, the parish church of St John the Baptist appears to stand in solitary grandeur on top of a hill surrounded by parkland and green pastures.
Inside this enchanting building are some incredible Tudor tombs belonging to the Blount family. I'm joined by Elizabeth Norton, author and historian, and specialist on the Blounts of Kinlet. She shows me around the church and its connection to the Blount family.
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Some useful links mentioned in this episode are below:
You can find Elizabeth on Twitter @ENortonHistory
My blog on the nearby Tickenhill Palace is here
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Presenter: Sarah Morris
Guest: Elizabeth Norton
Produced by Cutting Crew Productions