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, April 12, 2010

This Day in History...

April 12, 1567 - The Earl of Bothwell was found not guilty of the murder of Lord Darnley, Mary Queen of Scots' English husband. Darnley had been found strangled to death beneath his window after an explosion. Bothwell and Mary then married.

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