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

Monday, March 29, 2010

This Day in History...

March 29, 1461 - Over 28,000 people were killed in the Battle of Towton (a major battle during the Wars of the Roses). The Lancastrians were crushed and the English throne was claimed by Edward IV.

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