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      Researching Criminal Lunatics: exploring archives in Edinburgh

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      August 30, 2019

      Friday   1:00 PM

      3 West Register Street
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH1 3YT

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      Researching Criminal Lunatics: exploring archives

      Kathryn Burtinshaw, Professional Genealogist, Director of Pinpoint Ancestry, with Dr John Burt, Professional Genealogist and retired G.P. This talk focusses on the use of archival resources to research the history of criminal lunatics in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK. Introduced by changes in early 19th century law regarding criminal lunacy, case studies are then explored to illustrate the depth and wealth of archival records. An explanation will follow, detailing how a combination of different record sets help to provide a better picture of the treatment and medical care of criminal lunatics.

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