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.
Generally considered to be the UK’s first National Health Service hospital, and the first in the world to offer free healthcare to all.
Savoury dish once popular in the mill towns of northwest England.
Oil painting by John William Waterhouse, completed in 1902
Elderly Torryburn woman who died after confessing to witchcraft; her face was reconstructed from photos of her skull.
Perhaps the best-known of the ghost ships that reportedly haunt British waters.
Mysterious cloud of mist that often hovered over the Cowloe Rock, near Sennen Cove in Cornwall, warning of approaching bad weather.
Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1897, about a near collision between a comet from outer space and the Earth.
Set of 7th-century ecclesiastical laws applied to women – and only women – perfoming acts such as divination, raising storms, or murder by the use of magic.
Belgian Romantic painter and sculptor. His output, featuring such macabre scenes as violent suicide and premature burial has persuaded some critics to consider it the work of a madman.