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 14, 2010

This Day in History...

August 14, 1040 - Duncan I of Scotland was supposedly murdered by Macbeth, who then became king. He ruled Scotland for 17 years before Duncan's heir killed him.

August 14, 1479 - Catherine of York, daughter of Edward IV, was born.

August 14, 1941 - The last execution at the Tower took place.

August 14, 1945 - Japan finally agrees to the terms of surrender and World War II ends.

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