Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1894, about an episode in the romantic life of a young maidservant who is engaged to be married.
A suffragist who in 1913 organised the Great Pilgrimage, a march along six routes to converge on Hyde Park, London, where a rally in support of women’s suffrage was held.
A French Impressionist painter who taught at the Manchester School of Art from 1906 until 1920.
Adele Meyer, Lady Meyer, (1862/3–1930) was an English socialite, social reformer, philanthopist and suffragist.
The Brown Lady is a ghost said to haunt Raynham Hall in Norfolk, and the subject of perhaps the most famous ghost photograph ever taken.
Women and girls who travelled across Scotland to gut and pack fish in the fishing ports on the east coast of Britain.
Wealthy Scottish heiress and member of the gentry convicted of witchcraft. A key figure in the North Berwick witchcraft trials of 1590–1591.
Varney the Vampire is the main character is a series of penny dreadfuls produced from 1845 until 1847. The stores introduced many of the ideas represented in modern vampire stories, such as Varley’s fangs leaving two puncture wounds on the necks of his victims.
The Nightmare is an oil painting by Henry Fuseli, depicting an ape-like incubus crouching on a sleeping woman. It was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1782.
Trafford General Hospital in Greater Manchester is generally considered to be the UK’s first NHS hospital, and the first in the world to offer free healthcare to all.