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30 Jan. 1649 Charles I was executed. For Alice Thornton, looking back on this c.1669, Charles I was a 'martyr' who was 'cruelly murdered by the hands of blasphemous rebels, his own subjects, at Whitehall, London' (Book 1). https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2023-01-27-last-days-charlesI/
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There's a mystery surrounding a meeting which Alice Thornton (1626-1707) reported to have happened the day before Charles I was sentenced to death on 27 Jan 1649 . I've blogged about her 'curious account'. Read it and decide... did this secret meeting take place to try and save Charles I? https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2023-01-27-last-days-charlesI/ @histodons @histodon @litodons

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We have a new most read post for 2023! Thank you for counting down to 2024 with Alice Thornton's Books, and we wish you a very Happy New Year. Our most read blog post is my 'A House Divided', about the Restoration of Charles II and a domestic quarrel. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2022-09-12-a-house-divided/ @litodons @histodons @histodon

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As we look over our top 5 blog posts, what better time to dip into the world of Alice Thornton (1626-1707). We'll keep you reading about the till the Eve of 2024. At no. 4, project postdoc Jo Edge brought us 'Alice Thornton, Memory and Middleham Castle'. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2022-07-25-alice-thornton-middleham-castle/
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Check out version v1.3.0 of our edition of Alice Thornton's Books. We have a new search function for people and places. Links that go to our partial release are live (others show up but are currently disabled). We also have some sample bios up for the 14 people named in the first 22 pages of her 'Book of Remembrances'. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/entities/

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While four autobiograpical accounts of Alice Thornton's (1626-1707) life exist, each one is different from the others as she changed the structure and rewrote events.

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If you are interested in learning more about the four Thornton manuscripts, see our page here:
https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/books/


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I spoke to Mark Turnbull
about Alice Thornton, finding two of her missing manuscripts and her life in the turbulent . Subscribe to CavalierCast & listen on your regular podcast platform: episode 28, 'Alice Thornton's manuscripts'.
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The Alice Thornton's Books project is partnered with Durham Cathedral. We will have four days and nights of public events there
18-21 October so I decided to blog about five links between Alice Thornton and Durham Cathedral to hopefully wet your interest.
https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2023-09-07-Thornton-Durham-cathedral/
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in 1644, Alice Thornton's sister, Katherine Danby, gave birth to her 15th child at Middleham Castle while her husband was a fugitive in the civil war. Alice, on horseback, nearly drowned in the river en route: 'the poor mare drew up her forefeet & I perceived she did swim' (Book1). See further https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2022-07-25-alice-thornton-middleham-castle/

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