• Gaslight Stories

  • Wed, 14-08-2019 at 18:00
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
    9 Queen Street
    EH2 1JQ Edinburgh
Gaslight Stories - Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - Edinburgh

Book now for our ‘Gaslight Stories’ event!The 1800s saw a series of scandals where individuals were locked away in lunatic asylums – the victims of unscrupulous persons who wanted to be rid of a ‘difficult’ family member, spouse or friend. But who were the victims of this trade? Was a male head of household simply able to ‘put away’ an unwanted wife or disobedient daughter? Sarah Wise delves into the history of false confinement in this fascinating event