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, July 5, 2010

Favorite Queen Poll!

Hello to all my readers!

I posted a poll on my sidebar and I think it will be interesting to see the final results of this one! It is "Your Favorite English Queen" and includes some big names!

Our participants:

1) Eleanor of Aquitaine - Henry II's wife, mother to Richard the Lionheart and King John

2) Elizabeth Woodville - Edward IV's queen, mother to the Princes in the Tower

3) Queen Isabella - wife to Edward II, mother of Edward III

4) Elizabeth I - daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn (really, does she need an introduction??!!)

5) Mary I - daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, married Philip of Spain

6) Lady Jane Grey - niece of Henry VIII, was Queen for only 9 days

7) Marguerite d'Anjou - Henry VI's wife

A few have already voted and there is a tie at the moment! Glance on over and leave your vote today!