Friday 3 April 2015

With clues from other researchers (thank you) I have found the primary sources for that 1620 "Petition of the Poor Distracted Folk of Bedlam"

This is two centuries after Margery Kempe and eighty years after Thomas Moore's frenzied heretic  and Juan Ciudad Duarte


  1. Where is this excerpt taken from?

  2. Thank you for your comment. The cutting is from:

    1914 The Story of Bethlehem Hospital by Edward O'Donoghue, page 160. The "court books" refers to the Bethlem Court of Governors Minutes

    If you follow the links you will find more information. Let me know if I have not explained fully.

    Best wishes, Andrew