The Blounts of Kinlet & Their Incredible Tombs

The Blounts of Kinlet & Their Incredible Tombs
The Tudor History & Travel Show
The Blounts of Kinlet & Their Incredible Tombs

Apr 07 2023 | 00:40:13

Episode April 07, 2023 00:40:13

Show Notes

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:

Elizabeth's book, Bessie Blount: Mistress to Henry VIII, is available on Amazon UK and Amazon US, and her PhD thesis is available here


You can find Elizabeth on Twitter @ENortonHistory


My blog on the nearby Tickenhill Palace is here


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Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Guest: Elizabeth Norton

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

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