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1858 Bradford sweets poisoning

The 1858 Bradford sweets poisoning was the arsenic poisoning of more than 200 people in Bradford, England, when sweets accidentally made with arsenic were sold from a market stall in the town.

1881 Lancashire miners’ strike

Bitter and violent Lancashire miners’ strike of 1881 that lasted for seven weeks, and ended with no resolution.

1996 Manchester bombing

Attack carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army on Saturday 15 June 1996, when they detonated a 15,000 kg bomb in the centre of Manchester, England.

A Balloon Site, Coventry

Oil on canvas painting by Laura Knight, portraying a group of people – mainly women – launching a barrage balloon.

A Bardlet’s Romance

Redirected to “In the Modern Vein”.

A Catastrophe

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895 about a struggling shopkeeper saved from bankruptcy by an unexpected legacy.

A Christmas Carol

Novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech.

A Deal in Ostriches

Short story by H. G. Wells, published in 1894. A confidence trick involving an ostrich that allegedly swallowed a diamond displays the extent of human greed.

A Detection of Damnable Driftes

Sixteenth-century pamphlet describing prominent Chelmsford witchcraft trials against Elizabeth Francis and others

A Dream of Armageddon

Anti-war short story by H. G. Wells published in 1901.