Inventors (1204 pages found in this category)


Eilmer of Malmesbury

Benedictine monk who became the first European aviator when between 1000 and 1010 AD he jumped from the summit of a tower with wings fastened to his hands and feet, gliding for a distance of about 600 ft.

Eleanor cross

Series of 12 crosses, one built at each place where the funeral cortège of Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I, stopped for the night.

Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick

Physics researcher, activist for the higher education of women, Principal of Newnham College of the University of Cambridge, and a leading figure in the Society for Psychical Research.

Eleanor Thornton

Inspiration for the Rolls-Royce flying lady mascot.

Electric Brae

Antigravity hill on the coast of south-west Scotland.

Elemental

Type of primitive spiritual entity from the pagan past, perhaps the manifestation of a race memory, usually associated with a single place.

Elfshot

Medical condition caused by invisible elves or witches shooting invisible arrows at people or animals.

ELIZA

Early natural language processing computer program.

Eliza Ann Sheridan

Redirected to Elizabeth Ann Linley

Eliza Armstrong

Young girl at the centre of a major prostitution scandal in 1885 that led to the age of consent for females being raised from 13 to 16.