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

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This Day in History...

A couple of biggies today..

January 28, 1457 - Birth of Henry Tudor, the future Henry VII. He was the founder of the Tudor dynasty, defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, father of Henry VIII and grandfather of Elizabeth I.

January 28, 1547 - Henry VIII, one of the most infamous English monarchs, died at Whitehall Palace. It was exactly 100 years after the birth of his father Henry VII.


  1. How interesting. It's so odd when things like that happen.

  2. Okay, now that is cool!
    Henry died on his father's birthday. I feel like that's a great trivial pursuit question.