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

Saturday, May 8, 2010

This Day in History...

A few more random events...

May 8, 1429 - Joan of Arc led the Dauphin's troops to victory over the English army laying siege to Orleans.

May 8, 1559 - The Act of Supremacy was passed, naming Queen Elizabeth I "Supreme Governor" of the Church of England and a Common Prayer book (in English) was introduced.

May 8, 1660 - Charles II was proclaimed King of England. This was the restoration of the monarchy after the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell's reign as Lord Protector.

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