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

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This Day in History...

January 20, 1265 - The first Parliament met at Westminster Hall in London, convened by Simon de Montfort, the Earl of Leicester. Montfort would later be killed in battle and considered a traitor.

*You can read more about Montfort in Sharon Kay Penman's Falls the Shadow, the second book in her Welsh Trilogy.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent book, one of my faves! Have you come across any other books about Simon?