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

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This Day in History...

March 25, 1133 - Henry II, future King of England, was born to the Empress Matilda and Geoffry of Anjou.

March 25, 1306 - Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scotland at Scone. Bruce later secured Scottish independence from England militarily, if not diplomatically, at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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