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

Friday, January 15, 2010

This Day in History...

January 15, 1535 - Henry VIII assumed the title 'Supreme Head of the Church' after breaking with Rome in order to divorce his first wife.

January 15, 1559 - At the age of 26, Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England. She was Henry VIII's daughter by his second wife, Anne Boleyn.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a day in history! What King Henry VII did greatly changed the course of many things. That is interesting that Elizabeth was crowned on the same date so many years later.