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

Saturday, April 17, 2010

This Day in History...

April 17, 1397 - Geoffrey Chaucer tells his Canterbury Tales for the first time at Richard II's court. It is also believed that this date is the start of the pilgrimage in the Tales.

April 17, 1861 - Virginia secedes from the Union.

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