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, October 26, 2009

This Day in History...

October 26, 899 - King Alfred the Great, Saxon King of Wessex, is believed to have died on this date. He was a soldier and scholar, he fought against the invading Danes (Vikings), and formed England's first navy. He is the only English King to ever be called "the Great."

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