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

Monday, April 19, 2010

This Day in History...

April 19, 1587 - Sir Francis Drake sailed a small number of ships into Cadiz Harbour, Spain, and sank most of the Spanish fleet. The incident became known as 'singeing the King of Spain's beard'. This didn't stop the Spanish Armada but it did seem to delay it until 1588.

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