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
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
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading