Mental Health, Spirituality, and Religion in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age 2014
DOI: 10.1515/9783110361643.557
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Abstract: When scholars cite the fascination with madness in early modern England, they cite its representation in Jacobean plays, the many treatises written on it, the many patients who consulted with doctors over it, and the frequent references to Bedlam, the Bethlehem Hospital then dedicated to the care of the insane.1 To this list we can add an antimasque of insane dancers in the Jacobean court masque The Lords'Masque, written by Thomas Campion to celebrate the marriage of King James I's daughter Elizabeth to the Ge… Show more

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