Broadmoor revealed is a gripping account of the victorian inmates of broadmoor englands first criminal lunatic asylum the hospital opened its doors on 27 may 1863 to receive its first patients all women convicted of crimes of theft murder and infanticide. Broadmoor revealed victorian crime and the lunatic asylum by lorraine elgar having always had a morbid fascination for criminals the insane and asylums in general and being the kind of girl whose dad saves the true crime supplements out of the sunday papers for i knew this book would be right up my street. Broadmoor revealed victorian crime and the lunatic asylum mark stevens this books purpose is to publicise the archives of broadmoor englands first criminal insane asylum and since statutes of limitations exist the public stories come from victorian times. Broadmoor hospital opened in 1863 and has always admitted patients who would otherwise have been in the prison system mark stevens discovers some of the patients stories and takes a journey behind the walls of victorian broadmoor englands first criminal lunatic asylum image courtesy of the berkshire record office the berkshire record office website has more information
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