Inventors (1204 pages found in this category)


George Tutill

Artist and entrepreneur who started a business at the age of 20, manufacturing banners and regalia.

Gertrude Agnew

Biography of socialite Gertrude Vernon, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, who gained prestige and notoriety from her portrait by artist John Singer Sargent.

Gin Craze

The Gin Craze in the first half of 18th-century Great Britain was a period when the consumption of gin increased rapidly, leading to an epidemic of extreme drunkenness.

Gin Pit Colliery

Colliery that operated on the Lancashire Coalfield from the 1840s in Tyldesley Lancashire, England.

Girls Running, Walberswick Pier

Oil on canvas painting by the English impressionist artist Philip Wilson Steer (1860–1942).

Glacial erratics

Rocks that differ from the type native to an area.

Gladys Pott

An English anti-suffragist and civil servant, author of The Anti-Suffrage Handbook of Facts, Statistics and Quotations for the Use of Speakers

Glass tax

Two taxes on glass were introduced in England during the 1690s, the first on glass itself and the second on windows.

Golliwog

Character invented by the illustrator Florence Kate Upton which first appeared in The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg (1895), illustrated by her and written by her mother Bertha Upton.

Gong farmer

Gong farmer (also gongfermor, gongfermour, gong-fayer, gong-fower or gong scourer) is a term that entered use in Tudor England to describe someone who dug out and removed human excrement from privies and cesspits; the word gong was used for both a privy and its contents.