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

Friday, May 21, 2010

This Day in History...

May 21, 1471 - Henry VI died (or was murdered) in the Tower of London. He had been imprisoned there by Edward IV who had reclaimed the throne.

May 21, 1553 - Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley married at Durham House in London. This was part of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland's plan to get control of the throne when Edward VI died.

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