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 22, 2010

This Day in History...

May 22, 1127 - Empress Maud, daughter of Henry I, and Count Geoffrey V of Anjou, married at Le Mans Cathedral. They were the parents of Henry II, the first Plantagenet king.

May 22, 1455 - Richard, Duke of York and the Nevilles attacked the English court at the First Battle of St Albans. They captured Henry VI and killed Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset.

May 22, 1859 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born. He was the novelist who created the detective Sherlock Holmes.

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