Society (212 pages found in this category)


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.

A Little Bit of Cucumber

Comedic music hall-song first performed by Harry Champion in 1915, about the types of food preferred by the cockney working classes.

Act of Uniformity 1558

One of the Acts of Parliament collectively known as the Elizabethan Religious Settlement. It introduced a Common Book of Prayer, and obliged everyone to attend their parish church every Sunday and on holy days.

Adele Meyer

Adele Meyer, Lady Meyer, (1862/3–1930) was an English socialite, social reformer, philanthopist and suffragist.

Albert Pierrepoint

English hangman who executed between 435 and 600 people in a 25-year career that ended in 1956.

Alison Rough

Edinburgh merchant and property investor convicted of murdering her son-in-law in 1535.

Ambrose Barlow

English Benedictine monk who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.

Ancient parish

Ancient or ancient ecclesiastical parishes encompassed groups of villages and hamlets and their adjacent lands, over which a clergyman had jurisdiction.

Anne Bonny

Female pirate who operated in the Caribbean during the 18th century.

Annie Kenney

English working-class suffragette, the poster girl of the Women’s Social and Political Union.