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 30, 2009

This Day in History...

December 30, 1460 - Richard, Duke of York is defeated at the Battle of Wakefield. Richard; his 17 year old son Edmund, the Earl of Rutland; and the Earl of Salisbury were all killed. Richard's claim to the English throne passed to his eldest son, Edward, who would become Edward IV.

Battle of Wakefield

Richard, Duke of York

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