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

Monday, January 18, 2010

This Day in History...

January 18, 1486 - Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, eldest daughter of Edward IV. After 30 years of civil war the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York were united.

1 comment:

  1. I'm reading about them now in The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes!