Inventors (1204 pages found in this category)


Mary Pollock

Redirected to Enid Blyton.

Mary Pownall Bromet

Sculptor born in 1862 Leigh, Lancashire, where her father, James Pownall, was a silk manufacturer.

Mary Taylor

Early advocate for women’s rights, born in Gomersal in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, (1817–1893).

Mary Toft

English woman from Godalming, Surrey, who in 1726 became the subject of considerable controversy when she tricked doctors into believing that she had given birth to rabbits.

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

English nursery rhyme that may be about Queen Mary I.

Masbro’ boat disaster

Sixty-four people, mainly children, were drowned in the River Don in Masbrough, Yorkshire, on 5 July 1841 when the launch of a boat went wrong.

Mathematical Bridge

Footbridge across the River Cam in Cambridge, England, connecting two parts of Queens’ College, built using seven shorter lengths of straight timber to form an arch.

Mathematical fallacy

Series of steps which is seemingly correct but contains a flawed argument, or a spurious proof of an obvious contradiction such as that 1 = 2. Fallacies differ from simple mistakes in that there is an element of concealment in the presentation of the proof.

Mather Lane Mill

Former complex of cotton mills built on the banks of the Bridgewater Canal in Bedford, Leigh in Lancashire, England.

Matthew Hopkins

English witch-hunter who claimed to hold the office of Witchfinder General, although that title was never bestowed by Parliament.