A short story written by H. G. Wells and published in 1897, about the fate of two men who steal a treasure map from a Chinaman.
Hulme Hall was a half-timbered manor house on the banks of the River Irwell in Manchester, demolished in about 1840.
A short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1899, a morality tale of greed and hypocrisy.
Beeston Castle in Beeston, Cheshire, England was built in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, (1170–1232), on his return from the Fifth Crusade.
Hannah Beswick (1688 – February 1758), of Birchin Bower, Hollinwood, Oldham, Lancashire, was a wealthy woman who had a pathological fear of premature burial. Following her death in 1758 her body was embalmed and kept above ground, to be periodically checked for signs of life.