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, August 25, 2010

This Day in History...

August 25, 1482 – Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, died in France.

August 25, 1530 - Future Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible) of Russia was born.

August 25, 1554 - Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, died. He was the uncle of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.

August 25, 1944 - Paris is liberated by the Allies.

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