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, January 5, 2010

This Day in History...

January 5, 1066 - Edward the Confessor, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, died. He was called ‘the Confessor’ because of his great piety. His death led to the invasion and conquest of England by William of Normandy.

January 5, 1531- Pope Clemens VII told King Henry VIII he could not divorce his first wife and re-marry. This led to Henry's creation of the Church of England so he could re-marry and get a male heir.


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