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, July 13, 2010

This Day in History...

July 13, 100 BC - Julius Caesar is born.

July 13, 1189 - Matilda of England and Duchess of Saxony dies. She was daughter to Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

July 13, 1527 - John Dee, English scientist, is born. Dee would become a consultant to Elizabeth I and was a noted mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy and divination.

July 13, 1837 - Queen Victoria became the first monarch to move into Buckingham Palace.

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