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 16, 2010

This Day in History...

June 16, 1332 - Isabella Plantagenet, eldest daughter of Edward III, is born at Woodstock Palace.

June 16, 1487 - The Battle of Stoke, the last major battle in the Wars of the Roses, was fought, with the Lancastrians victorious.

June 16, 1586 - Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Phillip II of Spain as her heir.

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