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 23, 2009

This Day in History...

November 23, 1499 - Perkin Warbeck, an impostor claiming to be Richard, Duke of York (son of Edward IV), and the rightful King of England, was hanged at Tyburn.

1 comment:

  1. What perfect timing. The book I am finishing up is just now leading up to this.