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

Monday, May 24, 2010

This Day in History...

May 24, 1141 – Malcolm IV of Scotland is born.

May 24, 1153 – David I of Scotland dies at Carlisle, Cumbria.

May 24, 1487 - Lambert Simnel is crowned Edward VI, King of England in Dublin, Ireland. He was an imposter set up to threaten Henry VII's new and unstable reign.

May 24, 1819 - Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born at Kensington Palace , the only daughter of the Duke of Kent. She is the longest reigning British monarch to date; she reigned for 63 years, from 1837 until her death in 1901.

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