There is a line in the film The Lion in Winter where Eleanor of Aquitaine describes the first time she sees Henry :
“He came down from the North to Paris with a mind like Aristotle’s and a form like mortal sin. We shattered the commandments on the spot.”
Thank you, Laura Ann Day for posting this, because never have I wished to be a fork before this day.
I’ve not a clue what this picture is from – I’m sure one of you will tell me – but were this facing me from across a table, I would be silently weighing each commandment I’d be tempted to break.
Side note: I wouldn’t mind seeing an Armitage production of The Lion in Winter. He’s reaching the age where he could play Henry. Give him a wily actress ten years older to play Eleanor and sparks would fly.
That is all.