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

Thursday, June 3, 2010

This Day in History...

June 3, 1162 - Thomas Becket was consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury. Henry II thought having his friend as Archbishop would help him - he was dead wrong.

June 3, 1692 - Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial during the Salem Witch trials. Of course she was found guilty and hanged 8 days later.

June 3, 1937 - Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson married in France. He abdicated the English throne to have her.

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