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

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This Day in History...

May 16, 1220 - Henry III laid the foundation stone of a new Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey. This was the beginning the new abbey-church which was eventually completed in 1245.

May 16, 1568 - Mary Queen of Scots fled to England disguised as an ordinary woman. This began her almost 20 years of captivity by Elizabeth.

May 16, 1770 - Marie Antoinette of Austria married Louis XVI of France.

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