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 19, 2010

This Day in History...

July 19, 1545 - Henry VIII's pride, the Mary Rose, sank in the Solent. (The ship was raised in October 1982 and taken to Portsmouth Dockyard.)

July 19, 1553 - Lady Jane Grey's reign of nine days ended when Mary I took the throne.

July 19, 1692 - Five women are hanged for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts.

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