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, June 4, 2010

This Day in History...

June 4, 1039 - Gruffydd ap Llewellyn, the Welsh King of Gwynedd and Powys, defeated an English attack.

June 4, 1394 – Mary de Bohun, first wife of Henry IV, died at Peterborough Castle while giving birth to her daughter Philippa.

June 4, 1584 - Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the first English colony in America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This colony's fate still remains a mystery.

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