Quiz No. 3
A final foray, I promise. Who is this guy?
Many knew him as 'Sir Roger'. He was one of the most renowned, and controverserial, celebrities of the Victorian era.
His lawyer was elected to Parliament on the back of his client's popularity. His supporters set up a nationwide network and invoked Magna Carta, and much else, in their hero's defence.
'Sir Roger' was not in the least political - but the movement that was established to fight his corner was.
Several pioneering radicals and socialists cut their teeth campaigning for 'Sir Roger'.
Tell me more - by hitting the comment button at the top.
LATER: Well, Sally-Anne is just TOO smart. This is indeed the Tichborne claimant, Arthur Orton to his detractors - a butcher who settled in Wagga Wagga and claimed he was the missing Sir Roger Tichborne. The case galvanised the country. Many rallied to the claimant's standard because they believed the establishment was doing down an ordinary working man and depriving him of his inheritance. The claimant was eventually jailed for perjury and on his release took to music hall to make a little money from what remained of his fame.
Quiz No. 2
OK, another quiz. A bit easier this time, since the last one attracted just a single entry.
This election pamphlet was issued by a serving MP who, twenty years or so later, became Prime Minister.
'Our policy is to make war on poverty', he declared. He advocated 'healthy pressure upon employers to pay the highest wages industry can afford'.
'The age of compulsory education should be raised', he stated in block capitals. And with a constituency in the industrial north-east, he argued that 'the burden of depression must not be allowed to continue to rest upon those areas that are no longer able to bear it.'
And he was a Tory. Who was he? Hit the 'comment' button above to enter.
AND THE ANSWER: Congratulations to Ruth and to Sally-Anne. Yes, it was Harold Macmillan - his election address when seeking re-elction for the constituency of Stockton and Thornaby in the 1935 general election.
Macmillan held the seat in 1945 when he switched, no doubt wisely, to Bromley.
"Even I got that. Harder next time please" - says Bernard. So a third, final and fiendish quiz question to come!
Quiz No. 1
OK, so who is he?
A friend, knowing my love of political ephemera, brought this choice campaign scarf back from a recent election?
The first correct answer wins - and the prize, well, isn't the recognition enough?
The donor is ineligible to enter.
And if there's a flood, even a trickle, of interest, there will be another quiz to follow.
AND THE ANSWER: Sudan's President Bashir with that tell-tale moustache. Congratulations to the quickest on the draw, 'Sam'.
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