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

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

This Day in History...

June 2, 1420 - Henry V married Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI, King of France. When Charles died Henry was to become King of France.

June 2, 1840 - English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was born.

June 2, 1953 - The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was held in Westminster Abbey and was the first major international event ever to be televised.

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