A small selection from our articles, which focus – although not exclusively – on UK-related topics, is illustrated below.
The Hooper, a mysterious Cornish fog
Mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from Eilean Mòr in 1900
Three women plucking mandrake, by Robert Bateman
Short story by H. G. Wells
Circe, subject of several paintings by J. M. Waterhouse
World's first stored-program computer
"There Was a Crooked Man"
Brown Lady of Raynham Hall, the most famous ghost photograph ever taken
770 cc twin-cylinder Royal Ruby, 1913
The pirate Captain Kidd, gibbeted in 1701
Vesta Tilley, one of the most famous male impersonators of her era
Annie Kenney, working-class suffragette and poster girl for the movement
Halifax gibbet, a guillotine that predates the French version by 200 years
Alloway Kirk, the Inspiration for Robert Burns's poem Tam o' Shanter
1896 Arnold Benz Motor Carriage, the first car to be caught speeding
Slaves waiting for sale, by Eyre Crowe
Sponging house, place of temporary confinement for debtors
Suffragette campaign against the Prisoners (Temporary Discharge for Ill Health) Act 1913
Female surface labourers at British collieries
Reconstructed face of a "real" witch, Lilias Adie
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