Date: 14 August 2019
Title: Gaslight Stories: Women in White, Eccentric Heirs, Inconvenient People
Times: 6pm – 7pm
Speaker: Sarah Wise, Independent Scholar
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?
This lecture will be introduced by Colin McKay, Chief Executive of the Mental Welfare Commission.