Becoming Insane/Being Put Away: George Trosse (1650s)

We begin our exploration of the voices of the mad with the story of the Rev. George Trosse, an English nonconformist minister, who wrote about his experience of mental illness in his autobiography in the 1650s. Although he realised he was ill, he saw his experiences as a supernatural struggle.

There are two extracts you should read or listen to before listening to the podcast: you’ll find them listed on the Extracts and Readings page.

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