Ann Moore: The Fasting Woman of Tutbury

Ann Moore was in her late 40s when she became famous as the ‘fasting woman’ of Tutbury. She claimed that she had not eaten any solid food for five years and had not drunk any liquid for nearly four years. She also testified that had she no desire for either food or drink. Moore’s story appeared in many newspapers around England and in books and medical journals. Her house in the village of Tutbury in Staffordshire became a site of pilgrimage, attracting immense numbers of visitors who came to see the miracle with their own eyes.

Ann Moore: The Fasting Woman of Tutbury

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