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

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This Day in History...

July 18, 1290 - Edward I issues his Edict of Expulsion which banished all Jews (at that around 18,000) from England.

July 18, 1817 - Jane Austen, brilliant English novelist, died at the age of 41. She is best known for her novels Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Her books have been the basis for a new fad of "sequels" and "prequels."

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