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"'Should he ever become King' - he paused, then lowered his voice to a whisper as he spoke the unspeakable words - 'the House of Tudor would not endure. Just as the House of York did not survive Edward. He was a handsome and great soldier - I grant him that - but at bottom stupid and insensitive. And Henry is the same. England could survive one Edward, but never two.'" Henry VIII's father, speaking of his son, Chapter I, Page 16

"In spite of this - now that I think of it - Harry was abnormally fastidious about this subject. He never allowed me to make any references to those functions (a crippling injunction for a jester), nor even to use the good old words 'piss' or 'fart,' or - as he used to say - 'the word that rhymes with hit.'" - Will Somers...

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