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

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This Day in History...

February 2, 1650 - Nell (Eleanor) Gwynne is born. She became a comedy actress and later mistress of Charles II.

February 2, 1665 - British forces captured New Amsterdam, the centre of the Dutch colony. It was renamed New York in honour of the Duke of York, the new governor.

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