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

Sunday, April 11, 2010

This Day in History...

April 11, 1240 - Llewelyn Fawr (the Great), Prince of Gwynedd, died at the Aberconwy Abbey and was buried there. Llewelyn's dream was a strong, united Wales. He married Joanna, daughter of the English King John.

Sharon Kay Penman's excellent novel Here Be Dragons is about Llewelyn's life. If you haven't (what's wrong with you?) you need to!

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