Today is a very special day for this history geek – it’s the four hundred and eighth anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth I, my favorite history gal (although that's actually old style dating and so not exactly the exact date in terms of new style dating but that's a whole other can o' worms). I usually mark the occasion by watching an episode from the BBC’s epic miniseries, Elizabeth R, starring Glenda Jackson. Oh, and by wearing a small dose of black, which is, of course, not at all hard for me because most of my wardrobe is black.
Although today I'm going to see a guest lecture on the intellectual activities of Scottish women during the Georgian period so my screening of Elizabeth R may get pushed to tomorrow. The geekiness abounds.