Alice Ayres

English nursemaid who died after rescuing three children under her care when a fire broke out at their home in 1885.

George Tutill

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

Flora MacDonald

Jacobite heroine remembered for her role in the escape of the Young Pretender to the thrones of England and Scotland, Charles Edward Stewart, commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

Ralph of Coggeshall

Abbot of Coggeshall Abbey and a major contributor to the early history of England known as the Chronicon Anglicanum, in which he included several anecdotes that have become folk tales.

Thomas Tyldesley

Supporter of Charles I and a Royalist commander during the English Civil War.

Diana Beaumont

Eldest illegitimate daughter of Sir Thomas Wentworth of Bretton Hall near Wakefield in Yorkshire.

William Hulton

Landowner who lived at Hulton Hall in Lancashire, notorious for his part in the Peterloo Massacre.

William Cragh

Medieval Welsh warrior born in about 1262, whose supposed resurrection after having been hanged for the killing of thirteen men, was one of the 38 miracles presented to the Vatican to justify the canonisation of St Thomas de Cantilupe.

George Ogilvy, 3rd Lord Banff

Inherited the lands of Inchdrewer and Montbray in 1668. He was murdered and his body burned at Inchdrewer Castle in 1713.

Jamie Fleeman

Probably the last Scottish family jester, better known as “the Laird of Udny’s Fool” or “the Laird of Udny’s Fule”