This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This Day in History...

August 19, 480 BC - Spartan soldiers make an heroic last stand against the Persians at the pass at Thermopylae.!! At least I hope so cuz they got
a horrible picture of me sreaming here.

August 19, 1274 - The coronation of Edward I (this is the King that beat William Wallace).

August 19, 1561 Mary Queen of Scots arrived in Scotland to assume the throne after spending 13 years in France.

1 comment:

  1. Young Mary was just taken away to France in Innocent Traitor (which I am finally reading!)