Each of these is a quiz question in its own right, but the answers connect to a common theme, which could be anything from plumb straightforward to bizarrely lateral. 1. Which English prison reformer, social reformer, Quaker, and philanthropist has sometimes been referred to as the “angel of prisons”? 2. Whose last words to his wife Emma were, “I am not the least afraid of death – remember what a good wife you have been to me – tell all my children to remember how good they’ve been to me”?
3. Which Scottish moral philosopher and pioneer of political economy wrote the famous book An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations? 4. Who was first Governor of the Bank of England (1694-1697)?
5. In the final quarter of the 18th century the partnership of which two men installed hundreds of steam engines, making possible the mechanisation of factories and mills?