A Childhood in Broadmoor Hospital

Patrick McGrath

In 1856 the Lunacy Commissioners announced that an asylum capable of accommodating 600 criminal lunatics was to be built in the Berkshire countryside, and that Sir Joshua Jebb, the architect of Pentonville and Holloway prisons, was to build it: thus was Broadmoor born. Ninety-nine years later my fat…


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