“Bring Him In Mad” is a fictionalised version of the Windham Lunacy Trial of 1861, which lasted for thirty-four days and caused a national sensation at the time. Eccentric young Norfolk squire, William Windham of Felbrigg Hall, was dragged through this lunacy inquisition by his aristocratic relatives who abhorred his infatuation with Agnes Willoughby, a notorious society courtesan of the breed known as “Pretty Horsebreakers”. They sought to strip him of both his liberty and his rich landed inheritance. The book tells the story of Windham and the events leading up to, and following, the trial. Packed with incident and intrigue, it has comic and salacious elements, as well as a serious reminder of the relationship between madness and morality, which is as relevant today as it was in Victorian times. The author, Russell Croft, is ideally placed to address this compelling slice of Victorian life, having worked as a solicitor and as an historian. This will be the first novel in a series featuring the solicitor narrator, George Phinney, who recounts the tale as he looks back from his Edwardian old-age.
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