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 24, 2010

This Day in History...

August 24, 79 - Mt. Vesuvius erupts. Pompeii and Herculaneum are buried under volcanic ash.

August 24, 1113 – Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou was born. He was the father of Henry II.

August 24, 1200 - King John married Isabella of Angouleme in France.

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