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Black & White (magazine)

Weekly periodical published from 1891 until 1912, when it was merged with The Sphere.

Black cat

The numerous folk beliefs about black cats, and cats in general, are often contradictory. Superstitions surrounding black cats are almost certainly some of the most prevalent even today, along with the number thirteen and walking under a ladder.

Black Friday (1910)

Black Friday was a suffragette demonstration in London on 18 November 1910, in which 300 women marched to the Houses of Parliament as part of their campaign to secure voting rights.

Blackbeard

English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of America during the early 18th century.

Blackjack Cars

Blackjack Cars, founded by Richard Oakes in 1996, is a manufacturer of three-wheeled kit cars based in Helston, Cornwall, England.

Blackstone Edge

Gritstone escarpment in the South Pennines rising to 1,549 feet (472 m) above sea level

Bloody Code

The Bloody Code is a name given to the system of crimes and punishments in force in England during the 18th and early 19th centuries that resulted in the death penalty for offences that would today be considered minor.

Blue men of the Minch

Mythological creatures who seek out sailors to drown and stricken boats to sink.

Bluecap

Brownie or spirit who worked in the mines of Northern England pushing wagons out of the mines, usually appearing as a blue light.

Boggart Hole Clough

Large woodland area and country park in Greater Manchester, what remains of an ancient woodland.