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 11, 2010

This Day in History...

August 11, 1467 - Birth of Mary of York, younger sister to Elizabeth of York. She died when she was 15, a year before her father, Edward IV.

August 11, 1587 - Walter Raleigh's second expedition to the New World landed in North Carolina.

August 11, 1597 - Hamnet Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's only son, died in Stratford-upon-Avon of unknown causes. He was eleven.

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