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

Friday, June 25, 2010

This Day in History...

June 25, 1483 - Anthony Woodville, Richard Grey, and Thomas Vaughan are executed.

June 25, 1533 - Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, sister of Henry VIII, and wife of Charles Brandon died at her home in Suffolk.

June 25, 1646 - The surrender of the city of Oxford to the Roundheads virtually signified the end of the English Civil War.

June 25, 1876 - The famous Battle of Little Bighorn began in Montana. It would end the next day in a horrible defeat for the US cavalry and with the death of Gen. Custer.

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