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, December 4, 2009

This Day in History...

December 4, 1154 - Nicholas Breakspear, the only Englishman to become Pope, became Adrian IV.

December 4, 1586 - Queen Elizabeth I sentenced Mary Queen of Scots to death after it was discovered that Mary was involved in a plot to assassinate her. It took her almost 20 years to finally come to this point.

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