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

Thursday, August 12, 2010

This Day in History...

August 12, 30 BC - Cleopatra dies, allegedly by suicide.

August 12, 1762 - The future George IV was born at St. James's Palace.

August 12, 1904 - Tsarevich Alexei, son of Tsar Nicholas II, was born at the Peterhof Palace.

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