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

Monday, June 21, 2010

This Day in History...

June 21, 1221 – Joan, daughter of King John, is married to King Alexander of Scotland.

June 21, 1377 - Edward III died at Sheen Palace. He is buried at Westminster Abbey. Since his son Edward, the Black Prince, died before he did, his grandson Richard became king.

June 21, 1942 - The Battle of Okinawa finally ends.

June 21, 1982 - Princess Diana gives birth to Prince William.

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