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

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This Day in History...

Not too much going on in history on this date...

July 28, 1540 - Thomas Cromwell was beheaded on Tower Hill for promoting the king's failed marriage to Anne of Cleves.

July 28, 1540 - Henry VIII married his 5th wife, Catherine Howard at Hampton Court Palace.

1 comment:

  1. Oh what an auspicious day for people losing their heads!!!