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The Venables Family At Middlewich

In this Chapter the evidence for the decision of the Venables Family to make Kinderton Manor their principal residence in the mid 13th century is reviewed by Alan Thacker and Mike Walton. There then follows an illustrated description and discussion about the famed Venables Screens, preserved at Saint Michael’s Church. The Chapter concludes with a note on the development of the English Language, in an attempt to illustrate how the pre-Conquest English spoke, how the 11th century Normans spoke, and how the two languages fused into a single whole over the following centuries.