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West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum Through Time Mark Davis

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum Through Time By Mark Davis

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum Through Time by Mark Davis


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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylums have changed and developed over the last century.

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum Through Time Summary

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum Through Time by Mark Davis

During the eighteenth century the plight of those considered insane was dismal. Many were locked up in madhouses or chained in the workhouse, their illnesses ignored. It was only with the advent of the Industrial Revolution that reform came into place. Within the West Riding of Yorkshire the first steps in reform were taken by the Tuke family who built the Retreat at York, instrumental in bringing a new moral, caring attitude that was quickly adopted across the country. Through our journey in time we discover how former asylums in York, Wakefield, Sheffield, Menston and Huddersfield changed over the centuries. These sprawling institutions were self-contained, isolated villages in their own right. With the aid of fascinating photographs, a formidable history emerges from an age where it is estimated that at least 30 per cent of the asylum population were unjustly incarcerated without crime or foundation.

About Mark Davis

Mark is a keen social historian and award winning photographer with a particular interest in Victorian Britain. He has photographed Bradford from the core out for several years, recording the changing history of this great northern city. He is the owner of the Meanwood Park archive. Mark lives in Haworth, Bradford the home of the Bronte sisters.

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GOR006834802
9781445607504
1445607506
West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum Through Time by Mark Davis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
20130315
96
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