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

Friday, August 6, 2010

This Day in History...

August 6, 1195 - Henry the Lion of Saxony dies. He was the husband of Matilda, daughter of Henry II of England.

August 6, 1623 - Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare's wife, died.

August 6, 1809 - Alfred Tennyson, famous English poet, was born.

August 6, 1945 - B-52 bomber "Enola Gay" dropped the first ever atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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