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 10, 2010

This Day in History...

June 10, 1688 – James Francis Edward Stuart, “The Old Pretender,” is born at St. James Palace.

June 10, 1692 - Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallow's Hill for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials.

June 10, 1897 - Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna, daughter of Nicholas II and Alexandria, is born.

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