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

Thursday, July 29, 2010

This Day in History...

July 29, 1565 - Mary, Queen of Scots impulsively married her cousin Lord Darnley (Henry Stuart). She would soon regret this move.

July 29, 1567 - James VI, son of Mary and Lord Darnley, is crowned King of Scots. His mother had been forced to abdicate the throne.

July 29, 1588 - The Spanish Armada is defeated by the English at the Battle of Gravelines off the coast of France.

July 29, 1981 - Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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