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

Friday, April 16, 2010

This Day in History...

April 16, 1178 BC - It is roughly calculated that this is the date that Odysseus finally made it home from the Trojan War.

April 16, 1521 - Martin Luther's first appearance before the Court of Worms and the Holy Roman Emperor.

April 16, 1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie (the Young Pretender) is defeated at the Battle of Culloden.

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