We all know the story about the infamous insane aslyum “BEDLAM” aka Bethlem Royal Hospital. Here is your chance to see a documentary that sheds light on the horrors that were committed on it’s patients. After watching this, I felt like the real insane people were the ones who worked there!
The 17th century saw the Age of Reason and the Scientific Method developed in Europe, and along with it the rise of the asylum in the treatment of mental illness. Asylums were seen as a place to keep the mentally ill out of the way of the rest of society –
In the Victorian era, asylums popped up all over the UK, places where troubled people – some mentally ill, some not – were “dumped” by their families and communities to be hidden away from society. The asylums were packed with patients by the hundreds and thousands, and patients were often