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 29, 2010

This Day in History...

January 29, 1596 - Sir Francis Drake, the most famous English seaman and adventurer of the Elizabethan era was buried at sea.

January 29, 1820 - King George III died at Windsor Castle. He was 81 years old and, at the time, the longest reigning British monarch (over 59 years).

1 comment:

  1. hmm, did King George die as a teapot or a sane person. (sorry could not help the Blackadder jokes, very childish I know. However he was not stable mentally).