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Bubble Act 1720

An Act of the Parliament of Great Britain to prohibit the formation of new joint-stock companies unless approved by royal charter.

Buckland B3

Three-wheeler car designed and built by Dick Buckland from 1985 until 1999.

Built-up area

Categorisation of UK census data that corresponds more closely to the traditional towns, villages and cities that people associate with where they live than do the administrative boundaries.

Burial Act 1852

Act of parliament to prohibit burials in the metropolis of London.

Burke and Hare murders

Series of 16 killings committed over a period of about ten months in 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland. They were undertaken by William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses to Robert Knox for dissection at his anatomy lectures.

Burmantofts Pottery

Major producer of decorated tiles and architectural ceramics in Yorkshire.

Burning of women in England

Burning was a legal punishment imposed on women found guilty of high treason, petty treason or heresy. Over a period of several centuries, female convicts were publicly burnt at the stake, sometimes alive, for a range of activities including coining and mariticide.

Burning wells

Phenomenon known in the area around Wigan in Lancashire from at least the 17th century.

Burnley Coalfield

Most northerly portion of the Lancashire Coalfield, surrounding Burnley, Nelson, Blackburn and Accrington.

Burying in Woollens Acts

There were three Burying in Woollens Acts passed during the 17th century, to support the domestic woollen trade in the face of increasing competition from foreign imports