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, May 13, 2010

This Day in History...

May 13, 1515 - Mary Tudor, younger sister of Henry VIII, was officially married to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk at Greenwich. The first ceremony had taken place in France not long after the death of Mary's first husband, the King of France.

May 13, 1607 - John Smith landed on the coast of Virginia and established the first permanent English settlement in the New World. He named it Jamestown (after the King of England).

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