Sunday Links for mid-June

Queen Elizabeth I by George Gower, via Wikimedia Commons

Could Queen Elizabeth I–the Virgin Queen–have actually been an imposter in drag?! *gasp!* The evidence in this article is circumstantial at best and seems like it would make for a very sensationalized novel–nothing more. Still, it’s kind of entertaining to read the conspiracy theories. The article is from the Daily Mail so I don’t really count them as a trustworthy source! If anyone who is an actual Queen Elizabeth I scholar has something more substantial on the subject, I’d love to hear it. Also, from a feminist perspective, this theory is really obnoxious and very dismissive of a brilliant female monarch. Continue reading

Sunday Links

Pippin and Rosie

Pippin and Rosie, napping on my legs this morning

I woke up with the makings of a migraine, and even though it went away, I still didn’t have much in me by way of putting together whole paragraphs of coherent thought. Instead, below are links to various things I found interesting today as I lay in bed moaning in agony. Apparently, food was on my mind. Enjoy! Continue reading