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

Saturday, January 16, 2010

This Day in History...

January 16, 1572 - Thomas Howard, the Fourth Duke of Norfolk (and kinsman to the Queen), was tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to put Mary, Queen of Scots on the throne and restore Catholicism in England. He was executed at the Tower.

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