Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum
Pages no: 118
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 19th Century
, True Crime
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
I read this because I am interested in the history of mental health and psychiatry. It gives an insight into some of the practice's and 'treatments' that went on in the Victorian era. Very interesting and informative.
I was absolutely fascinated by some of the stories in this book. Most of the time when you think of Lunatic Asylums in the Victorian Age you think of corrupt doctors and horrible living conditions, however this book gives the reader a glimpse into what it really was like. I enjoyed the stories in th...
Mental illness and the Victorians? Oh, yeah. Sue pointed out that it was free today, and I couldn't resist.
Wow! If you are interested in psychiatric history, the Victorian era, or true crime, this book is for you.Archivist Mark Stevens works with the Berkshire Records Office and thus has access to the case histories of Broadmoor's inmates, its governors and more. This book is a sampling of case studies...