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, November 6, 2009

This Day in History...

November 6, 1429 - Seven years after coming to the throne, aged eight months, upon the death of his father, Henry VI was crowned King of England. Two years later he was also crowned King of France in Paris.

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