Friday, 28 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 28-6-2013: Queen Victoria

Oh, YUM … !

Sorry, I’ve got a documentary on that I recorded last night, about Ancient Greece.

Fascinating to watch.

Until you get to the bits about Blood Broth: an old Spartan recipe, designed to keep its troops going during military campaigns.

Going by the presenters expression on trying a spoonful, I think we can be grateful it’s not still made.

As a counterpoint … ?   Some of their medical kit is still fairly usable — and, much like hammers — still considered basic kit, today.

All that’s combined with the practise of infanticide: which one really couldn’t get away with, today … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know the Law’s an Ass, she also scored five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s rather regal questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 28th June, 1838, saw the coronation of Queen Victoria.   In which church was her coronation … ?
Q2) How old was she at the time of her accession: seventeen, eighteen or nineteen … ?
Q3) More to the point, who was Prime Minister, at the time of her accession … ?
Q4) Who preceded Victoria on the throne … ?
Q5) Victoria eventually married her cousin, Prince Albert: what title did he hold, as such … ?
Q6) How many children did they have … ?
Q7) And finally … who succeeded her on the throne … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th June, 1967, saw the first use — publicly — of an ATM machine: what does ATM stand for … ?
A1) Automated Teller Machine.
Q2) It was used — for the cameras — by comedy actor, Reg Varney: who starred as Stan Butler in which English sitcom … ?
A2) On The Buses.
Q3) That ATM machine was in a branch of which bank … ?
A3) Barclays.
Q4) More to the point, in which part of London: Kentish Town, Canning Town or Enfield Town … ?
A4) Enfield Town: the historical heart of Enfield.
Q5) Finally … The cash machine’s inventor, John De La Rue, finally got a OBE for his work in which year: 2004, 2005 or 2006 … ?
A5) 2005: the 2005 New Years Honours List, if you want to be picky.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Queen Victoria, herself …
“Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this station, I shall do my utmost to fulfill my duty towards my country”
Queen Victoria.

And with Zadok The Priest: traditionally used at British coronations for some time, and used at Queen Victoria’s, as far as I can tell.

*        I’ll have a sit down with that one, later, Debbi: oh, and try and send a follow-up email, too … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! I think I may have aced this one. :)

1. Westminster Abbey
2. 18
3. Lord Melbourne
4. William IV
5. The Prince Consort
6. 9
7. Edward VII

What a sad life this woman lived, huh?