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 25, 2010

This Day in History...

January 25, 1327 - Edward III acceded to the English throne.

January 25, 1533 - King Henry VIII secretly married Anne Boleyn. She had discovered ten days earlier that she was pregnant.

January 25, 1554 - Sir Thomas Wyatt gathered an army in Kent to start his rebellion against Queen Mary. The rebellion failed and he was executed on 11th April.

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