Time for another competition, as these seem popular with readers. However, this time I thought I would set a real challenge. The picture on the right is ‘The Trial of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford’ by Thomas A. Woolnoth. Strafford was impeached in 1641 and the picture shows his trial in Westminster Hall. He defended himself so well that the impeachment failed, but Parliament then passed a Bill of Attainder.
There will be a prize for the first reader who can (a) identify where the painting now hangs in the Palace of Westminster; and (b) explain what links it with me.