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

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Day in History...

November 10, 1683 - George II, who was King of England from 1727 to 1760, was born.

November 10, 1942 - After the desert victory at El Alamein, British PM Winston Churchill said: "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

1 comment:

  1. Churchill always had something award-winning to say, didn't he?