Scottish woman tried, convicted and executed for witchcraft in 1629. Her case gives an almost unrivalled glimpse into 17th-century proceedings in witch trials.
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James Caldwell Prestwich (1852–1940) was an English architect. He was born in Atherton, Lancashire and educated at Leigh and Nantwich Grammar Schools.
English stage actor, comedian, clown and dancer.
Italian actor and dancer who did much to popularise the role of Harlequin in Georgian pantomimes.
English racing jockey who died in aircraft crash.
Jack Sheppard (1702–1724) was a notorious thief in early 18th-century London, wildly popular with the poorer classes.
English nursery rhyme first recorded in the form we know it today in 1670.
BBC children’s television series originally broadcast from 1965 until 1996.
James Burton (1784–1868) was the owner of several cotton mills in Tyldesley and Hindsford in the mid-19th century.