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, December 28, 2009

This Day in History...

December 28, 1065 - Westminster Abbey was consecrated. Edward the Confessor, the abbey's founder, was ill and could not attend the ceremony. He died in l066 and was buried in a shrine before the High Altar in his new church.

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