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 Puffing Billy (Hedley)
 Pugilistic Club - in 19th-century London
 Pugin, Augustus Charles - and Rowlandson
 Pugin, Augustus Welby
  - Birmingham
  - Houses of Parliament
 Pulcinella - in commedia dell'arte
 pulley - early uses
 pulse - importance in medicine
 Pump Room - Bath
  - Cheltenham
 punch (the drink)
 Punch (the magazine)
 Punch - and the commedia dell'arte
 Punch and Judy (in Britain)
 Punchao - Inca sun god
  - tour through time
 Punjab - settled by Aryans
 punk (in Britain)
 Punt - trading mission sent by Hatshepsut
 PUP (Party of Unity and Progress) - in Guinea
 Purcell, Henry - and Dido and Aeneas
  - brief biography
 Purchas's Pilgrimage - and Kubla Khan
 Pure Food and Drug Act - in 1906
 Pure Land Buddhism - or the cult of Amida
 purges - in Russia in 1934-8
 purging - as routine treatment in 18th century
 Puritans - in 16th-century England
  - brief account
 purple - symbol of authority
 Purusha - in Indian creation story
 pus - origin of 'laudable pus'
 Pushkin - and Mozart and Salieri
 Pushto - and the Pathan tribes
 Puss in Boots (pantomime)
 Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
 Putney - bridge in 1729
  - and Swinburne
 Puy de Dôme - and atmospheric pressure
 Pwllheli - and Plaid Cymru
 Pygmalion (Shaw)
 Pygmies - in equatorial Africa
 Pym, John - one of the Five Members
  - brief biography
 pyramid - at Saqqara
  - at Giza
  - at Moche, Peru
 pyramids - method of building in Egypt
 Pyramids, Battle of the - in 1798
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