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

Saturday, August 7, 2010

This Day in History...

August 7, 1574 - The birth of Robert Dudley, illegitimate son of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (the Queen's favorite) and Lady Douglas Sheffield.

August 7, 1606 - The first documented performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth at Hampton Court Palace.

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