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

Monday, August 2, 2010

This Day in History...

August 2, 1100 - William II of England, son of William the Conqueror, was killed by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest. He was allegedly mistaken for a deer. His ambitious younger brother Henry became King.

August 2, 1776 - The Declaration of Independence is signed.

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