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

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This Day in History...

March 24, 1603 - Queen Elizabeth I died after 44 years on the English throne (surpassing even her father's years on the throne). She is one of the longest ruling English monarchs. The Tudor dynesty ended with her as she never married or had children. The English and Scottish crowns were united when James VI of Scotland became James I of England.

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