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 26, 2010

This Day in History...

August 26, 55BC - Julius Caesar crossed the Channel for his invasion of England.

August 26, 1346 - Edward III and his son Edward the Black Prince, defeated Philip VI of France at the Battle of Crécy.

August 26, 1819 - Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and future consort to Queen Victoria, was born in Bavaria.

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