The Winner: We had eight 100% correct entries, so the winner was drawn from a hat (literally). Congratulations to Robert Knight.
Quiz is now closed for further entries – many thanks to all those who participated.
If you’re bored and would like to win a superb history book, try our Christmas quiz. All answers are to be found on this blog somewhere, or Wikipedia, or wherever you fancy. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with Xmas Quiz in the subject line.
The winner will receive a copy of Behind Closed Doors: At Home with the Georgians by new TV star Professor Amanda Vickery, who has kindly agreed to sign it for us.
Competition closes midnight 31 December. The winner will be the one with most correct answers, or drawn from a hat if tied.
And by the way, you may be interested to know that we have a signed book competition every month in our members’ newsletter. You can join here.
Which Whig politician was murdered by his valet on 5 May 1840?
Who was the first cartoonist to become editor of Punch?
What is the official name of the Duke of Wellington’s former home near Hyde Park Corner?
Which senior cabinet politicians fought an infamous duel in 1809?
How many people were killed in an industrial accident near Tottenham Court Road in 1814?
How many children passed through the Foundling Hospital from the 18th to 20th Centuries?
Which royal palace became a prison in the 16th Century? nb: not the Tower of London.
Karl Marx wrote a biography of which prime minister in 1853?
Which criminal was remembered in paint by Hogarth’s father-in-law?
Which is the regimental church of the Royal Fusiliers (aka City of London Regiment)?
Who was Samuel Johnson’s servant who became the main beneficiary in the writer’s will? nb: not Boswell.
Name the “lost palace” that Henry VIII built near Ewell in Surrey.
Who invented tonic water which gave us the G&T?
When was the last frost fair held on the Thames?
Which Londoner invented the custom of Christmas cards?
Who was the first resident astronomer of the Royal Observatory?
Which brothers tried to clean up corruption in London’s legal system in the mid-18th Century?
Name the friend of Samuel Johnson who was executed for fraud in 1777.
What profession did the inventor of the London bus pursue after he went bankcrupt for the second time?
Which illegitimate son of Henry VIII died in 1536?