The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary - Chapter 6, The Scholar in Cell Block Two Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, The Scholar in Cell Block Two Summary and Analysis

When Minor reached Broadmoor he came to an unusual Victorian building. He was searched and taken to Surrey. He was taken to admissions in Block 4 and became an inmate. The home was new, however, having been open for only nine years. But it was still a prison. Minor was eventually housed in Block 2, a fairly comfortable wing kept for parole patients.

Minor was made comfortable due to his upbringing. He had two rooms which were unlocked. Many wrote from outside to make sure he was being well looked after. He was also able to paint. He had money and could buy books; he even had his books from New Haven sent over and shelves built for them. He lived a life of perfect leisure and security.

Minor was always...

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