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

Saturday, September 19, 2009

This Day in History...

September 19, 1356 - The English led by Edward, the Black Prince, defeated the French at the Battle of Poitiers. This was another battle in the Hundred Years' War between the English and French over the French crown.

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