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 31, 2009

This Day in History...

October 31, 1485 - The coronation of Henry VII, the first of the Tudor rulers. The Tudor had defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in order to claim the English throne. He married Elizabeth of York, eldest daughter of Edward IV, to strengthen his claim.


  1. Boo! Hiss!! Nah, I'm kidding -- I suppose he did what he felt he had to do!

  2. Believe me, I am not a Henry Tudor fan. :)