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

Saturday, October 24, 2009

This Day in History...

October 24, 1537 - Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's 3rd wife, died following the birth of the long awaited heir, Edward VI. Edward only lived into his teens and his sisters Mary then Elizabeth each came to the throne, so all Henry's hard work was for naught.

1 comment:

  1. Queen Jane is quite an enigmatic figure to me. Was she good or bad, innocent or scheming? It's really hard to say.