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, October 30, 2009

This Day in History...

October 30, 1485 - Henry VII founded the Yeoman of the Guard, 'Beefeaters,' to guard Royal Palaces in London. These gentlemen can still be found at the Tower of London.

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