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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?

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