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Attorney-General of Her Majesty’s Lunatics


4 March 2017 14:00 - 15:00


Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Kent BR3 3BX

John Perceval, son of the murdered Prime Minister, spent three years in asylums after becoming unwell at the age of 27. Following his recovery he became a campaigner for reform of the lunacy laws and better treatment of asylum patients, once referring to himself as 'the attorney general of Her Majesty's lunatics'. Robin Holtom, art therapist and writer, introduces Perceval's religion, politics and mental health advocacy.