The terrifying history of the Broadmoor asylum and its infamous residents

The asylum that housed England's most dangerous criminals

Stars Insider

02/03/23 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Institutions

Psychiatric hospitals and asylums of days past are sure to get a shiver or two out of anyone. The dark and disturbing history of outdated mental health practices, the gloomy cells echoing with the screams of the mad–it's hard to see any good in these old institutions. One of the scariest, and surely the most notorious of these old hospitals, is the Broadmoor asylum. Considered a prison disguised as a hospital by many, Broadmoor's history of housing the most dangerous along with England's psychologically distressed will surely unsettle anyone not in the know.

Intrigued? Read on to find out all about Broadmoor asylum and its infamous residents.

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