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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

This Day in History...

July 25, 1554 - Mary I married Philip II of Spain at Winchester Cathedral. Most in the country were violently opposed to the marriage.

July 25, 1603 - James I is crowned King of England (he was already James VI of Scotland).

July 25, 1834 - Famous English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge died.

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