Wee Willie Winkie

Nursery rhyme about the best-known of the British sleep spirits, first published in 1841.

Martha Bradley

18th-century English cook, author of The British Housewife.

The Jilting of Jane

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.

Alice Gooderidge

Staffordshire woman convicted of witchcraft in 1596 on the false testimony of an 14-year-old boy.

Katherine Harley

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.

Donald McGill

English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with the genre of saucy postcards, particularly associated with the seaside.

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.

Pierre Adolphe Valette

French Impressionist painter who taught at the Manchester School of Art from 1906 until 1920.

Adele Meyer

Adele Meyer, Lady Meyer, (1862/3–1930) was an English socialite, social reformer, philanthopist and suffragist.

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

Ghost said to haunt Raynham Hall in Norfolk, and the subject of perhaps the most famous ghost photograph ever taken.