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, August 4, 2010

This Day in History...

August 4, 1265 - Simon de Montfort was defeated and his body mutilated at the Battle of Evesham. The Royalist forces were led by the future King Edward I.

August 4, 1792 - The English poet Percy Shelley was born.

August 4, 1944 - After an anonymous tip, Anne Frank and her family are discovered in their annex and arrested.

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