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, May 19, 2010

This Day in History...

May 19, 1359 - Margaret of Windsor, daughter of Edward III, married John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke.

May 19, 1499 - Katherine of Aragon and Prince Arthur, Prince of Wales, are married by proxy; she was 13, he was 12.

May 19, 1536 - Anne Boleyn is executed on Tower Green at the Tower of London. Her body is buried at St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower in an arrow chest (as Henry didn't see the need to provide his ex-wife with a coffin).

May 19, 1568 - Elizabeth I orders the arrest of her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots.

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