Inventors (1204 pages found in this category)


The Turn of the Screw

Horror novella by Henry James, first published in 1898, about a governess who comes to believe that the house where she works is haunted.

The Valley of Spiders

Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1903, about three men who are attacked by giant spiders while pursuing a half-caste girl through a desolate valley.

The Walking Horse locomotive

Lancashire’s first steam locomotive, built by Robert Daglish in 1812 at the Haigh Foundry for colliery owner, John Clarke and it entered service the following year.

The Woman and the Car

Handbook written by Dorothy Levitt, targeted at women motorists.

The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster

Account of a series of English witch trials that took place on 18–19 August 1612, commonly known as the Lancashire witch trials.

There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

English nursery rhyme about a woman with many children.

There’s Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose

Song by Scottish poet Jean Adam (1704–1765), set to the music of “Up an’ Waur Them A’ ”.

Thirty Strange Stories

Collection of 30 short stories by H. G. Wells, first published in 1897.

Thomas Aikenhead

Last person to be executed in Britain for blasphemy, in 1697.

Thomas Gainsborough

Portrait and landscape painter, founding member of the Royal Academy of Arts.