A thrilling Kentish episode this week!
James recounts the legend of 14th century kick-machine Sir Robert de Shurland. He kicked cattle. He kicked commoners. He kicked clergymen. NO ONE was safe from his pied-à-terror!
This ep features a B-plot concerning a sailor’s corpse with a wicked grin, who wreaked havoc on Kent’s coastal churchyards. James pushes the boundaries of podcast storytelling* and gives you a startlingly accurate idea of the size of the Isle of Sheppey. (It’s approximately Bristol plus Winchester).
*tells the story slightly out of chronological order for dramatic effect.
The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.
Featured image from The Ingoldsby Country, Charles George Harper, 1906.
Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.