Jan 19

Wiki-illiams Quizz 2018. Round 2

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(RUBRIC’n’RULEZ can be found in the first post)

1 To what See was Aramis appointed?

2 Who was credited with “style” by Calverley?

3 Who banished the three Fathers to Craggy Island?

4 Who was preferred to Dr Grantley for what position on his father’s death?

5 To what position was Dr Rowlands, Williams’s stern housemaster, elevated?

6 Over what was the good fellow, Bob, to be offered a pay rise during the festive season?

7 After feasting late and long, who, smiling, advised Olaf that it was bedtime?

8 Which peeled priest addressed the Protector as proditor?

9 What is labelled with a signpost for Canterbury?

10 From whose largesse did Valjean benefit?


  1. 1
    Alan on 1 Jan 2019 #

    Is it all specifically about Roman Catholic characters?

  2. 2
    jeff w on 1 Jan 2019 #

    Assume these are all clergymen? There were Grantlys without an ‘e’ who are bishops, parsons and whatnot in several Trollope Barsetshire books.

  3. 3
    Tim on 1 Jan 2019 #

    3 is Bishop Len Brennan, in Father Ted.

  4. 4
    Kerry on 1 Jan 2019 #

    Based on the theme, I expect 6 is either Stinking Bishop or smoking bishop.

  5. 5
    Andrew Farrell on 2 Jan 2019 #

    10 would be the Bishop that Valjean stole the silver plates from near the start of Les Miserables – but if you know the name (which I don’t) then you probably know that.

  6. 6
    anatol_merklich on 2 Jan 2019 #

    There is something familiar with the wording of 8: this may be Beaufort, the Duke (?) of Winchester, the clergyman (later cardinal) who feuds with the Duke of Gloucester who is also Lord Protector in the first couple of Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays.

  7. 7
    Kerry on 2 Jan 2019 #

    Andrew – yes! I think his family name is Myriel (been a while since I read the Proper Book)

    anatol_merklich – excellent catch! He was the Bishop of Winchester (not a duke as he was illegitimate).

    I suppose this means the theme is bishops specifically?

  8. 8
    Alan on 3 Jan 2019 #

    googled confirmation of Kerry on 6, from A Christmas Carol…

    “A merry Christmas, Bob!” said Scrooge, with an earnestness that could not be mistaken, as he clapped him on the back. “A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you for many a year! I’ll raise your salary, and endeavour to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob! …”

  9. 9
    enitharmon on 3 Jan 2019 #

    Theme is Bishops

    3. Bishop Brennan (Father Ted)

    6. Smoking Bishop (a spiced mulled wine enjoyed by Scrooge at the Cratchits’ in A Christmas Carol

    9. Bishop’s Finger (beer by Shepherd Neame of Whitstable)

    10. Myriel, Bishop of Digne in Les Miserables

  10. 10
    enitharmon on 3 Jan 2019 #

    1. Aramis of The Three Musketeers becomes Bishop of Vannes sometime in the series between Twenty Years After and The Man in the Iron Mask.

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