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, March 17, 2010

This Day in History...

March 17, 385 - St. Patrick was born. He is the Patron Saint of Ireland.

March 17, 1649 - Oliver Cromwell abolished the position of King of England and the House of Lords. He then declared England a Commonwealth. This lasted about a decade and the monarchy was restored when Charles II claimed his throne.

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