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Sir Thomas Fairfax Quotes:

  • Denzil Holles: At last we all can sleep soundly, knowing that for once the King cannot impose a new tax on us in the morning.

    Sir Thomas Fairfax: You make it sound as if you fought the war only to save your profits, Holles!

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    Sir Thomas Fairfax: I now believe that all crowns corrupt those who wear them.

  • King Charles I: It is hard to forget the day you came of age, when I laid my hand on this shoulder and named you Lord Thomas Fairfax. Amusing to think you swore loyalty to me then for evermore.

    Sir Thomas Fairfax: I swore to honour and defend my king as he is meant to be.

  • Sir Thomas Fairfax: We are not butchers, Oliver. This is not war!

    Oliver Cromwell: Is that so, Tom? When did it end? I must have missed it.

  • Sir Thomas Fairfax: You cannot, and will not, execute a man, a king, before he is found guilty!

  • Sir Thomas Fairfax: [to Oliver Cromwell] I find I cannot kill you. But one day soon a man who loves you less than I will raise his gun to stop you, and he'll be right.

  • Sir Thomas Fairfax: [to Oliver Cromwell] Lord Protector is but another name for King, and you're a cruel one.

  • Sir Thomas Fairfax: [last lines]

    Sir Thomas Fairfax: [voice over] Two years later we had a king once more. On his return Prince Charles ordered that Oliver's corpse be dug up and displayed on a public gallows. I see his face still. Hear him asking: "What has changed?" I tell him that I have. I wonder after all these years how things might have turned out had I stayed by his side. To be true to myself I had to let him down. He was a man I loved, but one I failed.

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