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, July 14, 2010

This Day in History...

July 14, 1223 - Louis VIII becomes the King of France on the death of his father Philip II.

July 14, 1789 - During the French Revolution Paris citizens storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners.

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