Bedlam: London And Its Mad by Catharine Arnold

The word Bedlam became part of common usage as a slang word for chaos, anarchy and mess, but was originally a well known hospital for those suffering from mental illness. It was established in 1247 and existed at different sites til the 1930's. It's history is the history of the treatment for people who were …

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London Calling: Victoria And Albert Museum 

London's Victoria and Albert Museum is one of my favourite places in London. Locally known as the V&A, it's one of this city's free museums, so you can just wander in whenever you feel and take a look around. The building itself is incredible, and houses a huge collection of objects, with a focus on …

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