Today some Shakespeare - a speech which many of you may know by heart.

It always makes me feel very patriotic and proud to live in "England's green and pleasant land"

Of course the country has changed very much since Shakespeare's time, but this view of Godshill in the Isle of Wight, which I know well, is very much the same as it was then.

The church dates from the 15th century.



This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd 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

Richard II Act 2
William Shakespeare