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 16, 2009

This Day in History...

September 16, 1485 - The Yeoman of the Guard who were the bodyguard of the English Crown - they are more popularly known as 'Beefeaters' - was established by King Henry VII. Even today they still wear a Tudor style uniform.

Beefeater at the Tower of London - 2001

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