Quakers and Moral Treatment

William Tuke (1732 – 1822) was one of the pioneers of mental health treatment in the UK in the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Civil War, Revolution, Rebellion? What on earth do we call it?

I don’t know about you, but I find that in History names can cause really big arguments. Was it...

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England’s Front Line: the evolution of Dover Castle through the centuries

Not many historical buildings have had such a varied history as Dover Castle, which has marked the front line...

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