Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum
The Psychiatric Asylum was once the main form of mental health care in the UK, housing tens of thousands...Continue reading
Celebrating 1 Year of History Indoors!
This week marks the celebration of the 1st Birthday of History Indoors. It seems only yesterday that Michael kicked...Continue reading
Quakers and Moral Treatment
William Tuke (1732 – 1822) was one of the pioneers of mental health treatment in the UK in the...Continue reading
Should local artefacts be preserved in local museums?
Ah, the museum. To some, an afternoon in one is worse than watching paint dry. For many a history...Continue reading
From Castle on the Hill, to Asylum in the ‘hood
Originally, Psychiatric Asylums were built in quiet, rural locations, set within acres of grounds. This was so as to...Continue reading
Captain Ann Carter – Hanged for Leading the Maldon Grain Riots of 1629
*CONTENT WARNING – This blog contains some strong language *** Come, come you brave boys of Maldon, You Will...Continue reading
Is the colon overused in historical titles?
No, I don’t mean the organ in our bodies. I mean the : in historical writings. What I’m about...Continue reading
The Limping Lady and the Woman Who Couldn’t Lie
It was a bleak November in 1942, when a tall woman with striking features and a slight limp was...Continue reading
Madness, Maladies and Misogyny: Women and Mental Health in the 1800s
Over the course of psychiatric history, a great many people have been confined for a wide variety of reasons,...Continue reading
Vikings: Final Season Review
Contains spoilers – although everyone dies in historical fiction at some point, right? “Perhaps the golden age of the...Continue reading