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

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This Day in History...

May 26, 604 - St Augustine, the first archbishop of Canterbury died.

May 26, 1670 - Charles II and Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover, ending hostilities between England and France.

May 26, 1896 - Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.

May 26, 1940 - Allied forces began a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.

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