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PlayElectric Don Knotts
In 1675, the Bedlam Asylum became a tourist attraction , when it opened its doors to the general public, allowing them to gaze at the people held therein (for a few pence, of course). On occasion the non-dangerous inmates of the Abraham Ward were allowed out into the streets to beg for alms. With this knowledge, it was common for other poor and desperate beggars to act and dress as if they, too, were inmates! It makes the things that we do for money seem, well, not so bad.
Uploaded: May 31, 2012
Duration: 3m 5s