French executioner Quotes in The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)
French executioner Quotes:
French executioner: There is a blade for you fit for a king! Or in this case, a queen, n'est-ce pas?
English executioner: Not fit for our Queen!
French executioner: No? Why not?
English executioner: She is an English Queen, ain't she? Well, what's wrong with English steel? And come to that, what's wrong with an English headsman?
French executioner: Ah, meaning yourself?
English executioner: Why not? I was good enough to knock off the Queen's five lovers, wasn't I? Why'd they want you, a Frenchman from Calais?
French executioner: I will tell you...
English executioner: No, I'm telling you. It's a crying shame. 'N half the English executioners out of work as it is!
French executioner: And why are they out of work? Because they are only fit to sever the bull necks of their countrymen with a butcher's cleaver. But a woman's neck, a Queen's neck: that calls for finesse, for delicacy, for chivalry... in one word, a Frenchman!
English executioner: I could think of another word.
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