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, October 9, 2009

This Day in History...

October 9, 1470 - King Henry VI of England was restored to the throne after being deposed by the Yorkists in 1461. However, six months later he was deposed again when Edward IV regained the throne. Henry was lodged in the Tower of London and supposedly died from heartbreak.

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