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 28, 2010

This Day in History...

May 28, 1503 - James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace is signed between the two countries; it lasted ten years.

May 28, 1533 - Thomas Cramner, Archbishop of Canterbury, declares Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's marriage valid.

May 28, 1588 - The Spanish Armada leaves Lisbon and heads for the English Channel.

May 28, 1660 - The future King George I was born.

May 28, 1774 - The first Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia.

May 28, 1908 - Ian Fleming, the English author of the James Bond novels was born.

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