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, October 21, 2009

This Day in History...

October 21 1805 - Nelson gave his famous signal, ‘England expects...’ which flew from the HMS Victory shortly after 11:00 a.m at the Battle of Trafalgar . The British won this important battle against Napoleon’s combined French and Spanish fleets, but Nelson was one of the day’s casualties.

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