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

Friday, August 27, 2010

This Day in History...

August 27, 1172 - Henry, the Young King, and his wife Margaret of France, are crowned "junior" king and queen of England. Henry II was still King and wanted to assure the line of succession by crowning his heir while he himself was still alive.

August 27, 1660 - Because of his attacks on Charles II, John Milton's books were burned in London.

August 27, 1883 - Krakatoa, an Indonesian volcano, erupts. Over 36,000 people were killed. This explosion is one of the most violent volcanic events in recorded history.

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