The Babington Plot was a famous conspiracy, in 1586, to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. It led to the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, whose weak cipher implicated her. Check out that cipher today, cryptography fans!
Here's a short but intriguing promo for Doctor Who. Strax discusses Queen Elizabeth in a typically suspicious, error-filled report to the Sontarans.
During the early 1980s, as the Cold War heated up, British officials drafted a stirring speech for Queen Elizabeth in the event of imminent nuclear war. Here's what she would have said to her loyal subjects on the eve of armageddon.
Queen Elizabeth II is visiting Ireland, a momentous occasion that's supposed to signal reconciliation of the two countries. But not everyone is happy! Just hours before the Queen arrived, a pipe bomb was found on a bus headed to Dublin.
Despite Bill Gates being knighted by the Queen in 2005 (pictured), Steve Jobs was reportedly cockblocked in 2009—and all because he refused to speak at a political conference. The news has only just come out today, after a former Labour Party politician spilled the beans, saying they tried to recruit him to speak at…
In the title story of Michael Swanwick's demented new collection The Dog Said Bow-Wow, a monstrous genetically engineered Queen Gloriana rules a dark future England. She's the size of a truck and has 36 brains, connected by thick ganglia in a "hypercube configuration." In other words, she's a huge organic computer…