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, January 22, 2010

This Day in History...

January 22, 1788 - The future poet George Gordon Byron, better known as Lord Byron, was born in London.

January 22, 1901 - Queen Victoria died at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. She was 81. Her reign lasting 63 years was the longest in British history.

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