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

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This Day in History...

December 16, 1485 - Catherine of Aragon was born to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. She married Prince Arthur when she was 16 but he died within a few months. She later married Henry VIII but her first marriage would come back to haunt her.

December 16, 1653 - After Charles I was executed, Oliver Cromwell wasn't able to get the Parliament he wanted and became Lord Protector, turning himself into an uncrowned king for the next four years.

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