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Ancient Egyptian dog, one of the earliest documented domestic animals whose name is known. He is believed to have been a royal guard dog who lived in the Sixth Dynasty (2345–2181 BC).

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.

Adelaide Claxton

English painter and illustrator who developed a popular line in ghost paintings during the 1870s. Later in her life she turned her attention to corrective garments such as Claxton’s Ear Caps.

Adele Meyer

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

Aepyornis Island

Short story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1894, which can be read as a Robinsonade, a parable on the theme of loneliness, or simply a ripping yarn in the manner of Rudyard Kipling.

Aero 3S

The Aero 3s is a re-bodied and more aerodynamic version of the Campagna T-Rex, introduced by Anibal Automotive Design of Canada in 2006.

Agnes Sampson

Scottish midwife, cunning woman and healer; central figure in the North Berwick witch trials.

Agnes Samuel

Redirected to Witches of Warboys.

Agnes Waterhouse, witch

Elderly Essex woman convicted and hanged for witchcraft at Chelmsford in 1566.


Model village developed near Edward Akroyd’s Bankfield mansion in Haley Hill, Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The houses are in blocks of six to ten around the park in streets named after cathedral cities.