August 4th, 1792 – Happy Birthday Shelley

Born on August 4th, 1792, Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during […]

This Day in History – March 2nd, 1882

From 1842 to 1882 there eight attempts to kill or assault Queen Victoria, the last being on March 2nd, 1882. Scottish poet Roderick McLean attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria at Windsor, England, with a pistol. His motive was purportedly a curt reply to some poetry that he had mailed to the Queen. Tried for high treason on April 20th, 1882, McLean was […]

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