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

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This Day in History...

Something a bit random as I couldn't find anything really "historical" for today!

December 15, 1982 - The 'Major Oak' in Sherwood Forest, which is said to be Robin Hood's tree, was fitted with a fire alarm. Legend has it that Robin Hood hid from his enemies inside the hollow part of the trunk. This huge tree has a width of 35 ft, is 52 feet tall, and weighs an estimated 23 tons. Its age is estimated somewhere between 800 and 1000 years. Its branches are so big and heavy, they are now supported with poles.

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