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

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This Day in History...

June 29, 1509 – Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, died and was buried in the Henry VII Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey.

June 29, 1613 - The original Globe Theatre burned down after a spark from a cannon fired during a performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII set fire to the thatched roof. The theatre was totally destroyed but was rebuilt in June 1614, this time with a tiled roof.

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