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, April 21, 2010

This Day in History...

April 21, 1509 - Henry VIII became King of England after the death of his father, Henry VII. Thus began one of the most famous reigns in British history.

April 21, 1689 - William III and Mary II were crowned joint king and queen of England.

April 21, 1816 - Charlotte Bronte, eldest of the three sisters, was born in Yorkshire. Jane Eyre is her most famous work.

And Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II on her 82nd birthday!

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