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 28, 2010

This Day in History...

June 28, 1461 - Edward IV is crowned King of England. His wife, Elizabeth Woodville, was crowned in 1465.

June 28, 1491 - The future Henry VIII is born to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York at Greenwich Palace. He was a second son and was never meant to be king.

June 28, 1838 - Queen Victoria is crowned at Westminster Abbey. She was 18 years old.

June 28, 1914 - The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie started World War I.

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