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, April 22, 2010

This Day in History...

April 22, 1433 - John, Duke of Bedford, Henry V's younger brother, married Jacquetta of Luxembourg in Thérouenne, France.

April 22, 1445 - Henry VI married Margaret of Anjou at Titchfield Abbey.

April 22, 1662 - Charles II granted a charter to the Royal Society of London. The Society became an important center of scientific activity.

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