How the monitoring of mail helped secure the Royal Household.
Tom as a wealthy and well-connected “man about town”.
Thanks to U3A volunteer, Peter Charles, for starting us off with an interesting insight into the history of the nit comb.
Read the latest news from our Manisons in the Orchard project.
Over a period of 12 weeks, volunteer researchers from the University of the Third Age (U3A) have been delving into the past of some of the museum’s collection of artefacts. Read more about the project here.
Stray advertisements from the Journal of Mental Science.
The role of the police in Victorian-era royal protection.
The first in this series of engravings shows Tom Rakewell taking possession of the effects of his wealthy but miserly father, who has died without making a will.
Dr Nick Hervey examines the historic role of the police in royal protection in the fourth in a series of twelve guest posts.
Forbidden Obsession: Asylum by Patrick McGrath.
Whatever the motivation of would-be regicides, serious attempts on the monarch's life brought into play the full machinery of the judiciary.
Find out more about Valentine's Day at Bethlem.
Read the first of Dr Nick Hervey's blogs about a range of people who got too close for Her Majesty's comfort between 1837 and 1852.
Find out more about how Christmas has been marked at Bethlem in the past.