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

Thursday, January 7, 2010

This Day in History...

January 7, 1536 - Catherine of Aragon died at Kimbolton Castle in Cambridgeshire. She was Henry VIII's first wife and Mary I's mother. It was her refusal to give Henry a divorce so he could marry Anne Boleyn that led to Henry's eventual break from the Roman Catholic Church.


  1. What a sad life she lived. To never see her child again must have been torture.

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