This Week’s Question:

William Lamb overcame what huge 1812 scandal to become Prime Minister and mentor to Queen Victoria?

Last Week’s Question:

What malady kept the future Queen Anne from attending her sister Mary’s wedding to William of Orange?

Answer: J. G. Burdette was right—it was smallpox, that scourge of the 17th and 18th centuries. Although Anne survived (obviously), her governess, Lady Frances Villiers, contracted the disease and died.

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