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The King and The Quack – T317 (Face to Face & Online)

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28 February 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm GMT

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Date: 28 February 2024
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Mike Ramscar

George III’s memory has been defined by his mental health, often being referred to as ‘Mad King George’. Local historian and author Mike Ramscar will illuminate
you on the reality of George’s condition based on contemporary archive material, including documents from Surrey History Centre.

Mike will demonstrate how the failure of orthodox medicine drove members of the royal family to engage unqualified ‘quack’ practitioners such as James Lucett.
Learn more about Lucett’s methods and how he led the way for humane treatment of those with mental illness.

This talk is available face to face at the Institute or online via zoom so make sure you select the correct ticket type.

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