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Life in Confinement

Episode 2 of 5

Snatched from a free life, forced into an institution: Sally Magnusson and genealogist Nick Barratt explore the lives of those who were locked away.

What happened to all those ancestors who were "disappeared" into institutions because society couldn't cope with them or deemed their behaviour unacceptable? Sally and Nick answer listeners questions about life in confinement.

And what if your ancestor was locked away indefinitely on the Queen's say-so? Sally visits the Tower of London looking for traces of a suspected traitor.

Produced by Liza Greig.

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28 minutes

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Tue 20 Sep 2011 16:00


  • Tue 20 Sep 2011 16:00