Inventors (1204 pages found in this category)


William Calcraft

19th-century English hangman, one of the most prolific British executioners.

William Cragh

Medieval Welsh warrior born in about 1262, whose supposed resurrection after having been hanged for the killing of thirteen men, was one of the 38 miracles presented to the Vatican to justify the canonisation of St Thomas de Cantilupe.

William Harrison Ainsworth

English historical novelist, at one time considered a rival to Charles Dickens.

William Harrison Ainsworth bibliography

The works of William Harrison Ainsworth (1805–1882) listed in order of their date of first publication.

William Henry Gaunt

English transport engineer who began his working life developing and building gas-powered trams.

William Hulton

Landowner who lived at Hulton Hall in Lancashire, notorious for his part in the Peterloo Massacre.

William James Neatby

Ceramic designer and artist born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, who trained as an architect but changed career and went to work for Burmantofts Pottery.

William Speirs Bruce

Scottish naturalist, polar scientist and oceanographer who organised and led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902–1904.

William Waterhouse

English artist; father of John William Waterhouse

Windsor witches

Four women from Windsor executed for witchcraft in 1579.