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, November 20, 2009

This Day in History...

This one was just too crazy to pass up!

November 20, 868 - King Edmund (who became St. Edmund), a Saxon king of East Anglia, was killed by the Vikings, who tied him to a tree, shot at him with arrows, then beheaded him. He was considered a martyr. His bodied is enshrined at Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk.