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, March 16, 2010

This Day in History...

March 16, 1190 - The beginning of the Crusades marked the beginning of the massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York. Some committed mass suicide rather than submit to baptism.

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