Nick Black

Author of The Honourable Doctor


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Thorney’s forgotten ‘son’

Posted on: 16th February, 2023, in Events

Illustrated talk on Saturday 15 April 11.00am

Bedford Hall, Thorney


For two hundred years, James Lambert, a young doctor, has lain unrecognised in Thorney Abbey graveyard.

But he was no ordinary practitioner. He was first doctor ever to have an obituary in a medical journal.

And then he was forgotten. Until today.

So how did an Essex boy, who instigated a trial at Westminster Hall that attracted thousands, end up in Thorney?


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