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, September 9, 2009

This Day in History...

September 9, 1513 - While Henry VIII was in France with his army, the Scots crossed the border into England. They were met by Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey and his army. The Scots were easily defeated by the English at the Battle of Flodden Field and the Scottish King James IV was killed, along with all his nobles.

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