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 16, 2009

This Day in History...

October 16, 1555 - Queen Mary had English bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley burnt at the stake for heresy. This was more of Mary's attempt to bring the Catholic Church back to England. All she achieved by burning Protestants was the hatred of the public.

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