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 27, 2010

This Day in History...

January 27, 1606 - The trial of Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators began. They were charged with treason for attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament, with the royal family inside.

1 comment:

  1. Have you read "The Firemaster's Mistress?" This was set during this time -- I didn't really know too much about Guy Fawkes so it was an interesting novel.