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, January 6, 2010

This Day in History...

Several historical tidbits to share today!

January 6, 1066 - Harold II is crowned King of England, succeeding Edward the Confessor. He only reigned for ten months before he was killed at the Battle of Hastings.

January 6, 1367 -Richard II, son of Edward the Black Prince is born in Bordeaux.

January 6, 1412 - Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans, is born.

January 6, 1540 - Henry VIII married his fourth wife Anne of Cleves. The marriage only lasted a few months as Henry found her disgusting and had it annulled. She became known as his "dear sister."

1 comment:

  1. Sigh, I just love Harold. Wait 'till you get your hands on that book.