Our peek behind the scenes at the Haunting of Castle Keyvnor continues today with a guest post from Erica Monroe—who is going to tell us a bit about Regency insane asylums. Please welcome Erica!
I have always been drawn to the darker, sadder side of history, the facts that aren’t told much because they aren’t pleasant to talk about. I believe survivors of tragedy deserve to have their stories told, and that the greatest hope can be found in facing the darkness with light. I’ve written about the London underworld of the rookeries, the devastation of grief when a family member is murdered, and now with The Mad Countess I’ve explored the dismal lives of patients in Regency lunatic asylums.
They say that writers face their…
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