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In Search of Wine, A Son Of Mary Queen of Scotts and Sweet Steenie

It is three years since we visited St Leonards Church in Apethorpe and found the remains of a Glass of full boded red on the magnificent Monument of Sir Anthony Mildmay. Now our thought at the time was that it was left by some compassionate soul, for Sir Anthony to enjoy on the anniversary of his departing.

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Glass of full boded red on the magnificent Monument of Sir Anthony Mildmay. St Leonards Church, Apethorpe, Northamptonshire, England.

So as the anniversary of Sir Anthony’s death on the 2nd September had come around again, we thought a visit was over due and perhaps we would find a refreshed glass ready for consumption.

It is always a pleasure to enter St Leonards Church but on this visit it was heightened with anticipation, would we meet the compassionate soul bottle in hand or find a crystal glass stained with red, unfortunately it was not to be so that begs the question, does this mean we have to buy our own?

A few years before Sir Anthony’s death if you were in the environs of Apethorpe you may have encountered James I and George Villiers out hunting at Apethorpe Place, what else they got up to I will leave to others to speculate but today you are more than likely to be run over by a SUV on its way to the Great North Road.


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The Scales of Justice, A Monument and A Wine Glass

St Leonards Church in Apethorpe Northamptonshire is among one of our favourite churches, if you have the opportunity to cross the threshold you will find the magnificent Monument to Sir Anthony Mildmay who died on the 2nd September 1617 and his lady wife Grace, Lady Mildmay.

Our visit on this occasion which coincided with the month of Sir Anthony’s death, we were surprised to find at his head and the feet of Justice holding firmly her sword and scales, the remains of a glass of red wine.

It made us wonder if it was left by some compassionate soul, for Sir Anthony to enjoy on the anniversary of his departing.


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Biography Sir Anthony Mildmay