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, July 6, 2010

This Day in History...

July 6, 1189 – Henry II died in France and is buried at Fontevrault Abbey. His son Richard became King of England.

July 6, 1483 - Richard III was formally crowned King of England. His reign would end a little over 2 years later.

July 6, 1535 - Sir Thomas More was beheaded for refusing to accept Henry VIII as head of the church.

July 6, 1553 – Edward VI, son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, died at Greenwich Palace. He was just 16 years old.

July 6, 1553 - Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, acceded to the throne. She was the first queen to rule England in her own right.

No comments:

Post a Comment