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

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This Day in History...

September 10, 1224 - The Franciscans, a Catholic religious order that was founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi, first arrived in England. They were originally called Grey Friars because of their grey habits.

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