Aaron Kosminski and Colney Hatch Asylum

A week before the 7th February 1891, Aaron Kosminski was sent to Mile End Workhouse shortly after the attack on his own sister with a knife. He was then sent to Colney Hatch Asylum suffering with a form of disorder diagnosed at the time known as mania. No member of his family challenged this decision and finally the brutal murderer regarded as Jack the Ripper would never taste freedom again. Colney Hatch Asylum was opened at Friern Barnet in July 1851 as the second pauper lunatic asylum for the county of Middlesex. In 1851 Colney Hatch, designed in the Italianate
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