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, July 2, 2010

This Day in History...

July 2, 1017 - Cnut the Great married Queen Emma. Emma was the mother of Edward the Confessor by her first marriage to King Ethelred the Unready.

July 2, 1489 - Thomas Cranmer, future Archbishop of Canterbury for Henry VIII was born.

July 2, 1937 - The last communication is heard from Amelia Earhart and her navigator as they attempted to fly around the world. They were never heard from again and their fate remains a mystery to this day.

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