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

Thursday, July 22, 2010

This Day in History...

July 22, 1210 - Joan, daughter of King John, is born at Gloucester.

July 22, 1298 - For the first time, the English used longbows in battle when Edward I defeated William Wallace and the Scots at the Battle of Falkirk.

July 22, 1478 - Philip the Handsome, Duke of Burgundy, was born. He would eventually become the husband of Queen Juana of Castile (Katherine of Aragon's sister).

July 22, 1587 - A second group of colonists arrive on Roanoke Island to re-establish the deserted colony.

July 22, 1942 - The deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto begins.

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