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

Friday, September 25, 2009

This Day in History...

September 25, 1066 - England's King Harold II defeated Harald Hardraada, King of Norway, and his own brother, Tostig, at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. This battle lured him to the north of England while William the Conqueror landed on the southern coast, ready to win his right to the English crown.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Robin I gave you an award come by and pick it up even though I know you have this one, I wanted to give it to you too.

    I loved The Queen's Bastard by Maxwell. It was such a good interesting read.