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, February 19, 2010

This Day in History...

February 19, 1408 - Henry IV defeated the rebellious Henry "Hotspur" Percy at the Battle of Bramham Moor. Percy's death removed the threat of rebellion in northern England and allowed Henry to focus more fully on Wales.

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