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Question 1: [41] Commissioned by Sir Archibald Grant (see image on the right; Grant is standing third from the right), ________ accompanied the committee on its visit to the Fleet, sketching it, then later painting it in oil.
William HogarthBeer Street and Gin LaneLondonEmblematical Print on the South Sea Scheme

Question 2: It became the main holding prison for Roman Catholics suspected of sedition during the ________.
Elizabethan eraEnglandTudor periodEnglish Reformation

Question 3: According to ________ at Kew, the establishment of these hulks marked the first involvement of central government in Britain in the administration of prisons.
Judicial Appointments CommissionThe National ArchivesLord ChancellorHM Land Registry

Question 4: Before the ________ in 1776, convicts were also sent to one of the American colonies, a process known as penal transportation, often for the most minor offence.
United States Bill of RightsUnited States ConstitutionUnited States Declaration of IndependenceSeparation of powers under the United States Constitution

Question 5: As a result, it became known for its travellers and inns, including ________'s Tabard Inn, and its population of criminals hiding out on the wrong side of the old London Bridge.
The Knight's TaleThe Legend of Good WomenGeoffrey ChaucerThe Canterbury Tales

Question 6: Prison reform gathered pace with the appointment of Sir ________ as Home Secretary in 1822.
Benjamin DisraeliStanley BaldwinRobert PeelWinston Churchill

Question 7: The Marshalsea was a prison on the south bank of the River Thames in Southwark, now part of ________.

Question 8: Howard reported that, one Sunday, 600 pots of beer were brought into the Marshalsea from a ________, because the prisoners didn't like the beer that was available in the taproom.
Bar (establishment)Alcoholic beverageBrewingPublic house

Question 9: [31] It also held a small number of men being tried at the ________ for crimes at sea.
St Paul's CathedralEnglandGreater LondonOld Bailey

Question 10: Handel's Trumpeter: The Diary of John Grano, written in 1728-1729, obtained by the ________ library in Oxford in 1756, first published by Pendragon Press in 1998, with commentary by John Ginger.
John Price (librarian)Bodley's LibrarianEdward Nicholson (librarian)Bodleian Library


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