By the way, if …

By the way, if you are a history nerd and you are not signed up to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’s Life of the Day, you are missing out. Check it out here. An ODNB entry to your inbox every weekday! Oh, sometimes you get some guy you don’t care about — I find it hard to care about architects, for instance — but occasionally you get someone where the profession entry reads “assassin”, and that makes it all worthwhile.