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, May 11, 2010

This Day in History...

A few random events...

May 11, 973 - King Edgar was crowned at Bath Abbey. The service, which was written by the Archbishop of Canterbury St. Dunstan, forms the basis of the current coronation service.

May 11, 1310 - 54 members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics in France.

May 11, 1942 - Go Down, Moses, a collection of short stories by William Faulkner, is published.

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