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

Sunday, August 22, 2010

This Day in History...

August 22, 565 - St Columba reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness in Scotland. It was the first reported sighting of the monster.

August 22, 1358 – Isabella of France, wife of Edward II, died in Norfolk.

August 22, 1485 - Richard III was defeated and killed at The Battle of Bosworth Field by Henry Tudor. He was the last English king to die in battle. His short reign is still the topic of much mystery and speculation - even now, over 500 years after his murder.

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