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Sparsely populated civil parish near Chorley in Lancashire with no village, just scattered farms and the hamlet of White Coppice.

Anne Bonny

Female pirate who operated in the Caribbean during the 18th century.

Anne Jefferies

Young Cornish servant girl endowed with the power to heal and prophetise after being visited by fairies

Anne Vaux

Anne Vaux (c. 1562 – in or after 1637) was a wealthy Catholic recusant. She was a relative of Francis Tresham, one of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliament, but had no direct involvement in the plot herself.

Annie Kenney

English working-class suffragette, the poster girl of the Women’s Social and Political Union.

Answer to Prayer

The last short story written by H. G. Wells, published in 1937, about an archbishop who develops doubts about his relationship with God.

Antoine Wiertz

Belgian Romantic painter and sculptor. His output, featuring such macabre scenes as violent suicide and premature burial has persuaded some critics to consider it the work of a madman.

Apotropaic eye

One of a number of signs used to ward off occult forms of evil such as spirits or demons.

Apotropaic magic

Form of magic with the power to avert evil influences.


Semicircular or polygonal termination of the chancel, which is typically situated at the eastern end of a Christian church.