Queen Elizabeth the First, who had the great good sense to be born on MY birthday, preceding me by some several hundreds of years. I admire this woman, not because she was a queen, but because she was herself. She didn't kowtow, not to Essex, or daddy Henry, or sister Mary, or anyone else, including Sir Francis Drake, pirate or patriot depending on your POV. In any case, she was a strong, powerful woman, and her example has inspired me more than a little. So...today, Hail To The Queen!!