This year, honors history student Diana Griffin (CAS'13) had the opportunity to travel not only to [...]London, but through time. With grants from the Department of History and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Griffin spent the Fall Semester haunting the London Archives for her thesis on Elizabeth I. Her family is nuts for the royals (her parents named each of their girls after British princesses), so the opportunity to get up close and personal with the monarchy's colorful history was the talk of the Griffin household. Little did they know how up close and personal. "I thought I would have to wear white gloves to handle the documents, but that wasn't the case," Griffin says. "Instead, I was holding the very same letters that Elizabeth held. My fingers touched the same places her fingers touched. It was so powerful. It was like I was suddenly there with her."
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