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 11, 2009

This Day in History...

December 10, 1282 - Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd and last native Prince of Wales, was killed in a brief encounter with English forces at Ifron Bridge. Llewelyn is a main character in Sharon Kay Penman's Welsh trilogy (Here Be Dragons, Falls the Shadow, and The Reckoning).

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I was in Wales this summer, but for not long enough. Llyeleyn is my 19th great grandfather!