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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This Day in History...

August 17, 1153 - Eustace of Boulogne, son of King Stephen, died unexpectedly. This made the way very easy for the future Henry II.

August 17, 1473 - Edward IV's second son, Richard, Duke of York, was born.

August 17, 1483 - It is presumed by some that the uncrowned Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, were killed in the Tower of London on this day.

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