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

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This Day in History...

August 10, 1675 - Charles II laid the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

August 10, 1776 - News of America's Declaration of Independence reaches London.

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