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, March 18, 2010

This Day in History...

March 18, 978 - Edward, King of England was murdered at Corfe Castle. It is thought his stepmother Aelfryth, mother of Ethelred the Unready, ordered the murder because she was eager to see her son crowned. She shouldn't have been so eager...Ethelred was a horrible king.

March 18, 1496 - Princess Mary Tudor was born to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. She would go on to be Queen of France (for about two months) and then marry her brother's close friend Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Her unfortunate granddaughter, Jane Grey, was the sad "Nine Days Queen."

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