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 26, 2009

This Day in History...

September 26, 1580 - English seaman (or pirate depending on what country you're from!) Francis Drake returned to Plymouth becoming the first British navigator to circumnavigate the earth. He also took the opportunity to plunder a few Spanish galleons en-route and brought much needed gold back to Queen Elizabeth.

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