Life in the Victorian Asylum

The World of Nineteenth Century Mental Health Care

Mark Stevens

Date Published :
December 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
25 Illustrations
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526782090
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock
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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

About The Author

Mark Stevens is Senior Archivist at Berkshire Record Office, responsible for looking after the Broadmoor Asylum archives.

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