A whole new meaning to "Blooming" in Bedlam!

A Whole New Meaning to "Blooming" in Bedlam

Broadmoor, Britain’s first hospital for the criminally insane, was founded 150 years ago this month, the Sunday People reports.    Before 1863 the mentally ill – crooks or not – faced being caged in London’s Bethlem asylum, nicknamed Bedlam.  And pioneering photographer Henry Hering captured the faces of many of the first intake, including some who played in the hospital band as well as monsters such as a cut-throat, a vengeful poisoner and an artist who fought Satan.

Broadmoor 150th anniversary: Pictures show hospital's earliest criminals, killers and poisoners

Broadmoor, Britain’s first hospital for the criminally insane, was founded 150 years ago this month, the Sunday People reports. Before 1863 the mentally ill – crooks or not – faced being caged in London’s Bethlem asylum, nicknamed Bedlam. And pioneering photographer Henry Hering captured the faces of many of the first intake, including some who played in the hospital band as well as monsters such as a cut-throat, a vengeful poisoner and an artist who fought Satan.

Bethlehem Hospital (Bedlam), Southwark, London. I went to school opposite here. Hmm maybe that's my problem

Bethlehem Hospital (Bedlam), Southwark, London. I went to school opposite here. Hmm maybe that's my problem

What Does It Mean To Be Authentic by Jon Katz - Bedlam Farm. "I meet people every day who say they wish to be authentic, they want their work to be authentic, their lives to be authentic. I want that also, it is a good thing to want, although there is no narr...

What Does It Mean To Be Authentic by Jon Katz - Bedlam Farm. "I meet people every day who say they wish to be authentic, they want their work to be authentic, their lives to be authentic. I want that also, it is a good thing to want, although there is no narr...

Bethlem Royal Hospital in London. Bethlem, the world's oldest institution specializing in the mentally ill, started admitting unbalanced patients in 1357. Throughout most of its history the conditions in the asylum were atrocious. For example, in the 18th century the public could pay a penny for the privilege of watching the "freaks"; they were even permitted to poke the caged patients with

Bethlem Royal Hospital in London. Bethlem, the world's oldest institution specializing in the mentally ill, started admitting unbalanced patients in 1357. Throughout most of its history the conditions in the asylum were atrocious. For example, in the 18th century the public could pay a penny for the privilege of watching the "freaks"; they were even permitted to poke the caged patients with

Photo of young Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, 1900-2002) - the Queen Mother, wife of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia remember their royal weddings at new exhibit - HELLO! US

Photo of young Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, 1900-2002) - the Queen Mother, wife of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II.

This is evolving into one more well-meaning tragedy visited upon animals by people who believe they know what is best for them. No one who k...

This is evolving into one more well-meaning tragedy visited upon animals by people who believe they know what is best for them. No one who k...

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