Tagged with John Locke

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Somerset

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Somerset

Wrington Home of  Hannah More (1745-1833) poet playwright and social campaigner, called ‘the Prelate in petticoats’. Wrington was also the birthplace of John Locke (1632-1704) philospher was born in a small cottage adjoining the north side of the church, his mother’s family home. Frome ‘An Essay on the Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions Without Injury to the Master … Continue reading

Landscapes and Madness

Landscapes and Madness

In 1804-06 Dr Long Fox built a private lunatic asylum to the south of Bristol, one of the earliest purpose built institutions for the insane, and which included landscaped grounds to help the treatment of his patients. Dr Long fox was a respected local physician, and like many was also concerned with society at large; … Continue reading