Life in the Victorian Asylum: The World of Nineteenth Century Mental Health Care

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Life in the Victorian Asylum reconstructs the lost world of the nineteenth century public asylums. This fresh take on the history of mental health reveals why county asylums were built, the sort of people they housed and the treatments they received, as well as the enduring legacy of these remarkable institutions.

Mark Stevens, the best-selling author of Broadmoor Revealed, is a professional archivist and expert on asylum records. In this book, he delves into Victorian mental health archives to recreate the experience of entering an asylum and being treated there, perhaps for a lifetime.

Praise for Broadmoor Revealed

‘Superb,’ Family Tree magazine

‘Detailed and thoughtful,’ Times Literary Supplement

‘Paints a fascinating picture,’ Who Do You Think You Are? magazine

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Have you ever wondered what life was like for the thousands of ordinary people who experienced Victorian mental health care?

Life in the Victorian Asylum is the story of those ordinary people.  It details their daily routine, the treatments they were offered and the rules to which they had to conform.

Immerse yourself in the period detail of ward life.  Meet the staff and patients.  Seek a diagnosis for your illness.  Tour the hospital and take part in the activities on offer.

You may be surprised by what you discover.

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From the author of Broadmoor Revealed...Welcome to the Victorian Asylum.

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