Check Out the Cipher from an Assassination Attempt on Queen Elizabeth

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! » 4/28/14 2:22pm 4/28/14 2:22pm

Doctor Who's Strax delivers a field report on Queen Elizabeth

Here's a short but intriguing promo for Doctor Who. Strax discusses Queen Elizabeth in a typically suspicious, error-filled report to the Sontarans. » 11/17/13 9:30am 11/17/13 9:30am

Newly declassified docs reveal Queen's secret 1983 nuclear war speech

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. » 8/01/13 1:40pm 8/01/13 1:40pm

The Monster Queens Of England

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… » 1/11/08 9:20am 1/11/08 9:20am