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

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This Day in History...

November 3, 1534 - Parliament met and passed an Act of Supremacy which made King Henry VIII head of the English church. This was one of the final steps Henry took in order to get rid of his first wife Catherine of Aragon and to marry Anne Boleyn.

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