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

Monday, September 21, 2009

This Day in History...

September 21, 1327 - King Edward II, forced to abdicate his throne to his son, was murdered in Berkeley Castle, by order of his wife Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer, to ensure the succession of his son Edward III. It was rumored that he was killed by a red hot poker because of his sexual preferences.

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