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

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

This Day in History...

January 19, 1544 - Francis II, King of France was born. He was Mary, Queen of Scots' first husband.

January 19, 1547 - Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, was beheaded at the Tower of London, for high treason. His father, the Duke of Norfolk, was spared by the death of Henry VIII.

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