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Professor Raymond Anselment: A Commemoration

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Before the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, those of us who had gathered for our Alice Thornton’s Books end of project year board meeting (8 September 2022) were paying our respects to the remarkab...

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A House Divided: how did the Thorntons feel about the Restoration of Charles II?

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The last time a King Charles was proclaimed in London was in 1660. [1] When Charles III acceded to the throne last week, there was some initial speculation about whether he might choose to use one of ...

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Encoding Alice Thornton's Books

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Encoding highly complex texts like Alice Thornton's books is a process of interpretation in order to make explicit some of the underlying structures and patterns in a text. How does text encoding in T...

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Alice Thornton, Memory and Middleham Castle

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What is Alice Thornton’s connection to Middleham Castle? While Alice grew up in relative privilege, living in nice halls such as Kirklington and Hipswell with her family, she certainly didn’t live any...

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Project Team to speak on the English Heritage podcast

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Cordelia Beattie (PI) and Jo Edge (PDRA) will be discussing Alice Thornton’s story, including her connection to the English Heritage site of Middleham Castle in North Yorkshire in episode 173 of the w...

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Project Team to speak at Loughborough conference

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Cordelia Beattie (PI), Suzanne Trill (Co-I) and Sharon Howard (PDRA) will be speaking at 'How to do things with early modern words' at the University of Loughborough on 15 July 2022. 2021 saw the publ...

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Finding Two Missing Thornton Manuscripts

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‘Are you interested in the manuscript of Alice Thornton's diary?’ This was the text that I got from my dad one evening in autumn 2018. I didn’t get too excited initially as I thought my dad might be r...

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