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, November 9, 2009

This Day in History...

A few little historical tidbits that I thought were pretty interesting...

November 9, 1841 - The birth of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's eldest son, the future King Edward VII.

November 9, 1888 - Early in the morning in Whitechapel, 25-year-old Mary Kelly became Jack the Ripper's last known victim.

November 9, 1907 - The Cullinan Diamond, the largest diamond yet found, was presented to King Edward VII. Parts of this diamond are found on several of the Crown Jewels.

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