House of Bourbon

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The House of Bourbon is a European royal dynasty who have reigned over many areas including France, Spain, the Two Sicilies, Parma and more.


  • Nobles and heralds, by your leave,
    Here lies what once was Matthew Prior;
    The son of Adam and of Eve:
    Can Bourbon or Nassau claim higher?
  • I am Bourbon as a matter of honour, royalist according to reason and conviction, and republican by taste and character.
  • I see that God died on a gibbet eighteen hundred years ago on behalf of the Bourbon family.
    • A sceptic of the throne and altar political alliance of Catholicism and Monarchism. Quoted in The New Cambridge Modern History (1965)

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