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, April 1, 2010

This Day in History...

April 1, 1204 - Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II, died at Fontevrault Abbey in France. She was 82. No other queen consort would to reach this advanced age for over 700 years. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wife of George VI, passed away on March 30, 2002 at 101.

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