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, September 17, 2010
This Day in History...
September 17, 480 BC - Leonidas and his 300 Spartans begin the Battle of Thermopylae.
September 17, 1701 - James II died while in exile in France.
September 17, 1745 - The Jacobite supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie occupied Edinburgh.
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Venetia, Georgette Heyer Brothers of Gwynedd, Edith Pargeter We Speak No Treason, Rosemary H. Jarmen Royal Blood, Bertram Fields Charlotte and Emily, Jude Morgan Romancing Miss Bronte, Juliet Gael Cleopatra's Daughter, Michelle Moran Into the Wilderness, Sara Donati Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
Upcoming Book Releases that I'm Looking Forward to...
The books that follow are all set to be released within the next few months and are ones that I plan on getting my little paws on at some point! I have tried to include a link to Amazon.com (if you click on the picture) so you can look into it further if interested!