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, August 1, 2010

This Day in History...

August 1, 1402 - Edmund of Langley, Duke of York, son of Edward III, died at Kings Langley.

August 1, 1492 - Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain drive the Jews out of their country.

August 1, 1714 - Queen Anne died at Kensington Palace. George, the first of the Hanover monarchs, succeeds her as George I.

August 1, 1944 - Anne Frank makes the last entry in her diary.

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