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Women's Lives in seventeenth-century England

A fascinating talk about women’s lives in England during the 1600s, based around diaries written in the 1660s by Alice Thornton.

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As part of our exhibition An Account of Life: Gawthorpe in the 1600s we are excited to have Professor Cordelia Beattie of the University of Edinburgh giving a talk on Women's Lives in Seventeenth-century England. Fleetwood Shuttleworth lived at Gawthorpe Hall in the 1600s and some of her expenses are listed in the Shuttleworth Accounts. Alice Thornton wrote four accounts of her own life, focussing on the period 1626-69. Two of these manuscripts have recently been located by Cordelia Beattie and she is leading a research project on them and will share what they reveal about women's lives during this fascinating period of history which witnessed the wars of the three kingdoms, the execution of a monarch, and outbreaks of bubonic plague.

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Aimed at adults.

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Front desk

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Lancashire County Council

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