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

Monday, September 6, 2010

This Day in History...

September 6, 1620 - 149 Pilgrims set sail from England in the Mayflower bound for America.

September 6, 1666 - The Great Fire of London was finally put out after burning for four days. It destroyed more than 13,000 houses and almost 100 churches - including St Paul's Cathedral.

September 6, 1847 - Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Emerson.

September 6, 1997 - The funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, was held at Westminister Abbey.

1 comment:

  1. Loved reading this...had forgotten that Princess Di's funeral was in Sept. I always associate that whole event with late August.
    Also, interested to know about the London fire ending on this date.

    Enjoy your Jane Austen!