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 12, 2010

This Day in History...

July 12, 1472 - Richard, Duke of Gloucester married Lady Anne Neville, daughter of the Earl of Warwick. They lived at Middleham until he became king.

July 12, 1543 - Henry VIII married his sixth wife Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace. All three of his children were present.

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