A small selection from our articles, which focus – although not exclusively – on UK-related topics, is illustrated below.
The Hooper, a mysterious Cornish fog
Helen Duncan, last person to be imprisoned under the 1735 Witchcraft Act, in March 1944
Vesta Tilley, one of the most famous male impersonators of her era
Halifax gibbet, a guillotine that predates the French version by 200 years
Slaves waiting for sale, by Eyre Crowe
Reconstructed face of a "real" witch, Lilias Adie
Circe, subject of several paintings by J. M. Waterhouse
Brown Lady of Raynham Hall, the most famous ghost photograph ever taken
Annie Kenney, working-class suffragette and poster girl for the movement
Three women plucking mandrake, by Robert Bateman
Sponging house, place of temporary confinement for debtors
World's first stored-program computer
Short story by H. G. Wells
Jack Sprat, an English nursery rhyme first recorded in 1670
Female surface labourers at British collieries
1896 Arnold Benz Motor Carriage, the first car to be caught speeding
Alloway Kirk, the Inspiration for Robert Burns's poem Tam o' Shanter
770 cc twin-cylinder Royal Ruby, 1913
Mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from Eilean Mòr in 1900
Suffragette campaign against the Prisoners (Temporary Discharge for Ill Health) Act 1913
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