Title A Woman of Her Time - Dr Debbie Cannon Talks About Alice Thornton Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Famous people you've never heard of podcast Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 52 min programme; 5 mins direct contribution Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 14/01/21 Description Alice Thornton was an ordinary, if somewhat well to do woman of the 17th century.
She lived through the time of Plague, the Great Fire of London, the English Civil War and the Restoration. But as the old saying says "there are no troubles as big as your own" and Alice's troubles (indeed tragedies), which were many are what she recorded in her diary.
Dr Debbie Cannon, who is a writer and actor created her one person play, "The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton for the Being Human Festival in 2019. She was inspired by the research of Dr Cordelia Beattie of Edinburgh University and both talk to us about discovering Alice and her reintroduction to society some 400 years since her death.
Persons Cordelia Beattie