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, November 18, 2009

This Day in History...

Nothing much going on in history the last couple of days...maybe it will get better soon! Haha.

November 18, 1477 - Caxton’s publishes Sayengis of the Philosophres. It was the first book printed in England bearing a date.

November 18, 1852 - One of the biggest funerals ever held in London, the state funeral of the Duke of Wellington took place at St Paul’s Cathedral.

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