Okay Anglophiles...how will you do on this quick quiz, courtesy of PBS.com? I earned "monarch" status, and that's the sort of feather in my cap (or should I say "diadem in my tiara?") that will leave me feeling blissful for the rest of the day. (Though truth be told, the questions are no-brainers.)
Speaking of PBS, I can see getting into Michael Wood's Story of England, when it begins airing on July 3. It basically takes one tiny village in Leicestershire and looks at the way it changed and evolved over the course of 2,000 years of England's history. Since I'm also a fan of the work of Edward Rutherford, whose novels take a similar approach, I suspect it will appeal to me.