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Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum
     

Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

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by Mark Stevens
 

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On 27 May 1863, three coaches pulled up at the gates of a new asylum, built amongst the tall, dense pines of Windsor Forest. Broadmoor's first patients had arrived.

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On 27 May 1863, three coaches pulled up at the gates of a new asylum, built amongst the tall, dense pines of Windsor Forest. Broadmoor's first patients had arrived.

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ISBN-13:
9781781593202
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
07/19/2013
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,046,079
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
woodsy More than 1 year ago
Never knew the Victorians had such forward thinking ideas about the treatment of the criminally insane. All you ever read about are the horror stories of inhumane treatment. A very good account of the inception of new treatment indeas and the more notorious patients involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a well written book, and i enjoyed reading it. Thanks for making it free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was interesting to read the accounts of the patients and the methods used for the mentally ill. The prose was dry at places but overall it was pretty good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like to read a lot of nonfiction like i do, then you'll really enjoy this book. It is a historical book about an insane asylum in the UK. The author writes about the asylum, the people who worked there and some of the patients that stayed there. I found this book to be very interesting--and it was free!
VonKatza More than 1 year ago
The most interresting true life book I have read in quite a while. Would love more on the subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so happy to have come across this book, I was apprehensive withit being free as until now I have had bad luck. I really enjoyed this beside the case studies, but also to see the interworkings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of historical true crime and that lead me to this book which I found extremely interesting. I've read about several people who were sent to Broadmoor and so it was really intriguing to read more about the actual institution and other, lesser known people who endedup there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm interested in historical fiction, usually. This is a very good book. Well formatted and edited.
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I enjoy reading case hisfories and this author's writing style and excellent use of language made reading about Broadmoore that much better. I found the author's sense of humor delightful. I'd like to see more detailed "lunatic history", please.
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Good historical account of the lives of patients & staff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book what a different wworld we live in when it comes to the treatment of the mentally ill
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I really would like more depth. I really enjoyed it, but was left wanting to know more.
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