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, April 6, 2010

This Day in History...

April 6, 1199 - Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) dies after being hit by an arrow at the Siege of Chalus in France. He is buried at Fontevrault Abbey. His mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine would later be buried there as well.

April 6,1590 - Queen Elizabeth's spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham died at about the age of 58. He probably saved her life a few times when he uncovered plots against her.

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