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 23, 2010

This Day in History...

May 23, 1430 - Burgundian troops captured Joan of Arc and delivered her to English forces. She was tried as a witch.

May 23, 1533 - Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, declared Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon null and void and his marriage to Anne Boleyn legal. The result was a break with the church in Rome.

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