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Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

Download the FREE ebook ‘Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum’ onto any device at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71149  The Berkshire Record Office looks after the historic archives of Broadmoor Hospital. Thanks to generous grants from The Wellcome Trust these archives are now … Continue reading

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Reading School (UK) inspection report from 1648 uncovered

An inspection of Reading School in Berkshire led to the dismissal of its new master, Thomas Pocock, following several complaints from parents about his “ability and diligence”. Questions asked by the three Oxford University dons included, “What authors of classical … Continue reading

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